Keeping the name “Munaaf”

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Q: Is keeping the came Munaaf permissible? If someone has this name, is it compulsory to change it?


A: Abstain from this name.

It is better that he changes the name.

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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