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Change of girls full name at the time of nikah

Mu' meneen Brothers and Sisters,

As Salaam Aleikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. (May Allah's Peace, Mercy and Blessings be upon all of you)

One of our brothers/sisters has asked this question:

first of all i thank you for serving in islam, may Allah bless and reward you in this world and hereafter.
my question is regarding changing the name of muslim girl at the time of nikah,
one of my sister is getting married and she has been asked to change her name by PEER SAAB (spiritual teacher) and boys family is also want her to change the full name. 
if the name is not changed the married life of both husband and wife wll not be easy, they will face difficulties like financialy problems, problem in having children, health ... and many others.
now we are afraid and as we have very less knowledge of islam we need your support and kind advise. 
kindly reply and advise with islamic references as soon as possible.
thank you.

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In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is none worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.

To believe in any sort of superstition that some name, or some object, or some thing can bring about an evil omen, or sickness, or some trial or tribulation, etc. is against the principles and philosophy of Islamic ‘Aqeedah’ or belief.


Both good and bad conditions are from Allah Subhanah, Who tests His slaves to see who does what in the conditions ordained by Allah! 


Allah says in the Holy Quran in Chapter 67 Surah Al Mulk verse 2: He (Allah) created death and life that He may test you,  to see which of you is the best in deeds.


If one is blessed with good from the Merciful Lord, then his test is whether he is grateful for the favors from the Lord or not; and when one is tested by the All Wise Lord with some trials and tribulations, his test is whether or not he is patient in the condition laid upon him by the Lord All Mighty. 


Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 2 Surah Baqarah verses 155-157:

155    Be sure We shall test you with something of fear, and hunger, some loss in goods or lives, or the fruits (of your toil);  but give glad tidings to those who patiently persevere.

156    Who say when afflicted with calamity: "To Allah we belong and to Him is our return."

157    They are those on whom (descend) blessings from Allah and Mercy, and they are the ones that receive guidance.


Abu Hurairah reports that Allah's Messenger (saws) said: "For every misfortune, illness, anxiety, grief, or hurt that afflicts a Muslim -even the hurt caused by the pricking of a thorn - Allah removes some of his sins." 

Beloved sister in Islam, there is absolutely nothing wrong with your Sister's name; nor does her name or anything else in this Universe have to do with her or someone else's condition!  Yours and ours and the condition of every animate and inanimate object in the Universe is at the Sole Discretion of the All Mighty, All Powerful Lord, and He Alone has Power over all things!


Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 35 Surah Faatir verse 2: 

What Allah out of His Mercy doth bestow on mankind, there is none can withhold: what He doth withhold, there is none can grant apart from Him: and He is the Exalted in Power, Full of Wisdom.


You should not visit any peer faqeer or roohani baba, they are farud, misleading and not true dai of Islam. They fool the people who visit them. There is absolutely no need to change the name of either boy or girl at the time of nikah.

Our sincere advise to you is to first learn the Quran comprehensively and also study the a'Hadiths and InshaAllah you will receive the knowledge of true Islam. 

Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allah’s Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.

Your brother and well wisher in Islam,

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