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I Have Recently Accepted Islam Do I Need To Change My Name
Channel: Ahmed Hamed
Series: Ahmed Hamed - QA - New Muslims
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Welcome to the program, Islam insight, a very special series essentially dedicated for a new Muslim brothers and sisters, how do we commit ourselves to gain knowledge regarding Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him would like to know is he just compulsory for him? Somebody told me that a Muslim is not allowed to have relationship with a non Muslim knowledge, revives the spirit of Islam.
Salam Alaikum alaikum Salam is a new
accepted to Islam. Should I change the name? Right? Again, this is a very common and
prevalent question that prevails in the minds of many new Muslims do I have to change my name? Well, essentially, essentially, you do not have to change your name, unless an entry if it contradicts with the essence of Islam, with the principles of Islam. Obviously, if your name is, for example, Abdul mercy, the servant of mercy, if your name involves and includes any types of schilke, or any reflection of shirt, or any indication of any kind of disbelief, then you have to change your name. If this is not there, if this element is not there, your name is any other name, you don't have to essentially change the name. However, Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him said the best names to keep
are among the names of Allah subhanho wa Taala. For example, it is better to keep the name for example, a person's name was after before accepting Islam is Joseph, it is better for him to keep Abdul Rahman for example, rather than keeping Joseph although he can remain as Joseph, but
it is better for him to have the name, which helps him to reflect in his personality. Abdur Rahman is one of the beautiful names that any person can keep.
Also, you can keep in mind a factor that your last name, if it is not contradicting with the principles of Islam, you can keep that that family name, you can still have it, even after accepting Islam. And sometimes on many times, this last name helps you in inviting people to Islam. Like for example, some of the people who have the Muslim name first, and their family name as well. So people know that you have come to Islam, you have come back to Islam with your choice, and now you are inviting others to Islam. So you need to understand, as long as it does not contribute contradicts with the essential principles of Islam. You don't have to change your name essentially, and
generally have that answer the question. Yes, brother. If If a male who is uncircumcised who just accepted Islam, does he have to get circumcised? Right? circumcision is among the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him. He said it is one of the aspects of the purity of a believer.
In general sense, circumcision must be done. However, Islam is a religion of wisdom. Islam is a religion, which helps you and makes you and gives you provides you ease and not hardship. circumcision is a matter which can be fit in different persons according to their own backgrounds. For example, if a person he feels that it is very difficult for him,
if a person is old, and if he's sick, or if a person who is you know, quite old and he's afraid, he's afraid to get into this process, it is okay to be uncircumcised. But if a person who is a teenager who does not afraid, or who does not have any fear, but he loves Allah subhanaw taala, he loves to obey Rasulullah sallallahu sallam, he has to do it. However, this should not be pressurized instantly upon the new Muslims, because sometimes this is a minor issue for which they will be afraid they will be frightened, and there is a possibility that they go away from Islam. So depending on the person, you need to preach with wisdom you need to teach the principles of Islam
with wisdom and wisdom demands that if a person is not very comfortable immediately after accepting Islam you can give some time in order to help him realize and understand the importance of performing the sooner then his heart is attached to Allah subhanaw taala when he loves to perform the sin of Islam, you just say it and he will do it. So you need to play this with wisdom inshallah, hope that answers your question.