[Q-ID0455] Is it necessary to have our Father’s name as our surname?

QUESTION:

What do the scholars of the Din and muftis of the Sacred Law state regarding the following issue: is it necessary to have our Father’s name in our surname for example Rayhaan Afzal?

Questioner: Rayhaan from UK

ANSWER:

بسم اللہ الرحمن الرحیم
الجواب بعون الملک الوھاب اللھم ھدایۃ الحق والصواب

No that is not the case, it is not necessary to have your Father’s name as your surname.

واللہ تعالی اعلم ورسولہ اعلم صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم
کتبہ ابو الحسن محمد قاسم ضیاء قادری

Answered by Mufti Qasim Zia al-Qadri
Translated by Abu Zayn

Read the original answer in Urdu here – [Q-ID0455] Is it necessary to have our Father’s name as our surname?

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