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    Question ID: 159378Country: India

    Title: Prefixing name with Mohammed

    Question: I plan on keeping a prophet’s name if the child is a boy. I would like to know whether it’s mandatory to keep the name Mohammed before the name, e.g. Mohammed Ibrahim. Can we just keep the name Ibrahim with the family surname?

    Answer ID: 159378

    Bismillah hir-Rahman nir-Rahim !

    (Fatwa: 745/657/H=6/1439)


    According to Shariah, it is correct to keep the name Muhammad Ibrahim and it is also correct to attach family surname with it, there is no harm.

    Allah (Subhana Wa Ta'ala) knows Best

    Darul Ifta,

    Darul Uloom Deoband, India