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Naming Children
« on: January 08, 2012, 02:52:46 AM »

What is the true Islamic practice of naming children? Should they have common surnames, known by their mothers or fathers?


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Re: Naming Children
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2012, 02:54:08 AM »
Salamun Alaikum,

The Quran is clear that children should be known by their true parentage and known by their fathers (abaihim 33:5). If the fathers are unknown, then they are brothers in religion and your 'mawali' (friends, clients, kinsfolk, inheritors etc) (33:5).

I hope this helps, God willing,

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