Keeping an Islamic name

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1. Is it fardh to change name when one does not have an Islamic name?

2. Would you provide me a website or an e-book where by I can have access of a reliable tafsir of ayaats of the holy Quran.



1. It is not fardh, but it is important.

2. For tafseer we recommend that you refer to an aalim and learn under his guidance.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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