Monday 16 Muḥarram 1446 - 22 July 2024

If a person changes his name, does he have to offer another ‘aqeeqah on his own behalf?


If I change my name, do I have to offer another ‘aqeeqah giving my new name, so that the name that is recorded with Allah will be changed, or does the name that is recorded with Allah not change?


Praise be to Allah.

The one who changes his name does not have to offer ‘aqeeqah again on his own behalf. 

It says in Majmoo‘ Fataawa Ibn ‘Uthaymeen (10850): Changing one’s name to something that is permissible is better if the name has an inappropriate meaning, as the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) changed some names to permissible meanings. That does not require repeating the ‘aqeeqah, as some of the common folk think. End quote. 

For more information, please see also the answer to question no. 43021 and 14626

And Allah knows best.

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Source: Islam Q&A