Changing your name upon embracing Islaam

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Reference: Fataawa wa Ahkaam ilad-Daakhileen fil-Islaam – Page 28

Question: Is the new Muslim required to change his name?

Response: That is not necessary unless his name is a well-known name of the disbelievers, in which case it is better he changes his name to a name known amongst them as a Muslim name.

Abu 'Abdullaah, Mohammed Akhtar Chaudhry

About Abu 'Abdullaah, Mohammed Akhtar Chaudhry

- from London, UK. He is a graduate of the Islaamic University of Madeenah, having graduated from the Institute of Arabic Language, and later the Faculty of Sharee'ah in 2004.