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    Question ID: 43446Country: Pakistan

    Title: Name after marriage

    Question: Is it true that after marriage the girl has to change her last name from her father’s name to her husband’s name? For e.g. my name is Aqsa Ambreen Haider. And my husband to be is Usama Naveed. Do I have to change my name to Aqsa Ambreen Naveed or Aqsa Ambreen Usama, even if I do not want to do so.

    Answer ID: 43446

    Bismillah hir-Rahman nir-Rahim !

    (Fatwa: 219/219/M=1434) There is no such ruling that a woman should write the name of her husband instead of her father as her last name after marriage. You have right whether to keep your name Aqsa Ambeen after marriage with no addition. If you add Naveed or Usama in the last then too there is no harm. There is no restriction as per the Shariah.

    Allah (Subhana Wa Ta'ala) knows Best

    Darul Ifta,

    Darul Uloom Deoband, India