Changing name of daughter
Fatwa No: 81226

  • Fatwa Date:30-8-1999 - Jumaadaa Al-Oula 19, 1420
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Question

I WANT TO CHANGE NAME OF MY DAUGHTER; SHE IS NOW 3 YRS OLD. I THINK I GAVE HER A WRONG NAME; NOW I WANT TO CHANGE IT. PLEASE TELL ME IS IT PERMISSABLE IN ISLAM. I REPENT FOR HAVING KEPT A WRONG NAME. I REALLY DO. PLEASE REPLY/CONFIRM.

Answer

Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds, and blessings and peace be upon our Prophet Muhammad and upon all his Family and Companions. One's name could be changed any time, especially if the name is bad, or contradicts the Islamic creed and teachings. The Prophet Muhammad (Blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) has changed many bad names to good ones. He changed the Name “ BARRAH” TO “MAIMONA”, “HARB” to “SAHL”, and “ASIYAH” to “JAMILA”. We ask Almighty Allah to bless you and grant you the goodness of your daughter. Allah knows best.

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