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    Question ID: 150272Country: Bangladesh

    Title: Change in name

    Question: (1) My parents named me as Rasel Ahmed. But when I become 20 years old I felt that this name is not good. Now I want to change my name. Is it permissible in Islam to accept a new name with the permission of my parents? (2) What is the ruling of changing of name?

    Answer ID: 150272

    Bismillah hir-Rahman nir-Rahim !

    (Fatwa: 194/693/SD=7/1438)

    You may keep the name Rasel Ahmed but since it does not have good meaning hence if you want to keep some other name then you may do so. It is better if you choose a name among the names of the Prophets and Sahabah, for example, Musa, Isa, Dawood, Muhammad, Abu Bakr, Umar, Usman, Ali, Huzaifah, etc.

    Allah (Subhana Wa Ta'ala) knows Best

    Darul Ifta,

    Darul Uloom Deoband, India