Why do Muslims change their last name?
Like the motivations to convert in the first place, the reasons to change or keep one's name vary from person to person. That said, the majority of Muslims who enter the faith choose to alter their names to mark the beginning of a new chapter in their lives.
His practice is to change only those names which either gave a bad impression, or were unacceptable from the Islamic point of view. Another Hadith quotes the Prophet as saying: “The worst name in God's view is that of a man who calls himself 'king of kings'.”(Related by Al-Bukhari, Muslim, Abu Dawood and Al-Tirmithi).
Islam. Many converts to Islam to undergo an Islamic name change on religious conversion. Nevertheless, it is not usually compulsory. One situation in which a change of name may be formally required is when the convert's original name is doctrinally contrary to the teachings of Islam.
Leaving the Past Behind. Whether you want to cut ties with your family of origin because of abuse or a falling out, or you want to take your stepfather's surname but your biological father wouldn't permit it when you were a child, changing your name gives you the freedom to be who you want to be.
Names have great impact on the personality and behavioral traits of a person. Muslims mostly name their children (male) on the names of Companions (May Allah be Pleased with All) of Prophet Muhammad (Peace be Upon Him).
A Muslim baby name is an adornment in this world, an identification of its religion, and the title of honor by which it will be called in the Hereafter.
The tradition of women changing their last names to match their husbands' has its origins in the property transfer that took place upon marriage, Scheuble said. Essentially, women went from being part of their parents' family to becoming their husbands' property.
Before changing your name, think carefully about the effect your name change might have on your professional reputation and personal relationships. Once your name is changed, you will no longer be able to use your old name in government and legal documents and will permanently be known by your new name.
Whole Family Name Change
Your family may want to retake an ancestral name. Or, maybe your current last name has bad associations or another side of your family has a last name you want to carry on. You may have a spiritual, religious or numerological motivation.
- Shirk (reverence due Allah directed toward those other than Allah);
- Committing murder (taking away someone's life);
- Consuming the property of an orphan placed in one's care.
- Leaving off the five daily prayers (Salah)
What should you not do in Islam?
This meat is called "halal." Muslims are also prohibited from gambling, taking interest, fortune-telling, killing, lying, stealing, cheating, oppressing or abusing others, being greedy or stingy, engaging in sex outside of marriage, disrespecting parents, and mistreating relatives, orphans or neighbors.
The names and character of Allah
The Qur'an refers to Allah as the Lord of the Worlds. Unlike the biblical Yahweh (sometimes misread as Jehovah), he has no personal name, and his traditional 99 names are really epithets. These include the Creator, the King, the Almighty, and the All-Seer.
1. Ar-Rahman. Probably one of the most well known of Allah's 99 names is Ar- Rahman - which translates to 'the most beneficient', 'the kindest and most giving', 'the most gracious' and 'the infinitely good'.
The basic principle is that it is permissible to give any name except that which it is narrated is forbidden. End quote. There is no evidence – as far as we know – that calling a girl Firdaws or Jannah is not allowed.
Aziz. In Arabic, Aziz takes on the meaning “strong” and “powerful.” Aziz is a really powerful name to bestow upon a baby boy.
- Pro: You have all of the options you could ever want.
- Con: It's not free.
- Pro: You can leave behind a trendy name.
- Con: You have to tell everyone about the change.
- The legal process.
Some change it because their name is hard to pronounce. Others prefer to be called by a nickname or their middle name. Another reason to change your name is due to a marriage or divorce. Name changes are part of the legal process when your marital status changes.