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Making Nikah with a non-Muslim name

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by TheMufti.com

Q. Is it necessary to change a Muslim revert’s non-Muslim name to a Muslim name for a Nikah to be valid?


A. Once a person accepts Islam, he/she should be given a suitable Muslim name.

If however, a person is not given a suitable Muslim name after accepting Islam and a Nikah is performed using a non-Muslim name, the Nikah will still be valid.

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Mufti Ismaeel Bassa

This answer was collected from TheMufti.com, which is a fatwa portal managed by Mufti Ismaeel Bassa from South Africa.

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