Changing Names After Coming To Islam

The companions of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) did not change their names when they accepted Islam.Eventually their names became “Islamic”-for eg Umar, Abu Suffiyan etc. Their names were just Arabic, not Islamic per se.

Our names are not testimonies to our faith, nor do they make us any less Muslims. Names are our identities, no one should have to be ripped off off their identities.

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