I've never done this before so please forgive me if something I've said doesnt make any sense!

I just wanted to know if its permissible for someone to have their fathers first name as their surname in islam, instead of their fathers surname as their surname?I've tried searching on the internet and I cant seem to find the awnser.

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    Why wouldn't it be?
    – goldPseudo
    May 14 at 0:33
  • I just wanted to be sure since my mum says it has to be the last name but she isnt 100%. But i think personally it's fine, I just wanted to hear the opinions of other people.
    – Rihanna
    May 14 at 2:44
  • It should be because most people in the time of the prophet (s.a.w) were referred to with their name and bin or bint before their fathers name to distinguish people with the same name. May 15 at 12:45

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It is permissible. Allah says:

ادْعُوهُمْ لِآبائِهِمْ هُوَ أَقْسَطُ عِنْدَ اللَّهِ

“Call them by their fathers’ (names), it is more just with Allaah” [33:5]

Example with first and last name: Ayesha bint(daughter of) Ahmed(Father name) or Ayesha Ahmed(you may remove bint to avoid confusion in the travel documents.)

Example with first, middle and last name: Ayesha(First) Ahmed(Father) Khan(Last name/family name)

  • Thank you for the reply, it's really helpful!
    – Rihanna
    May 14 at 18:30

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