Freed bondsmen attributing themselves to the lineage of their masters

A: It is impermissible for freed bondsmen to attribute themselves to the lineage of their masters, unless it is explicitly stated that they are attributed to them by the relationship of having been manumitted because there are Hadiths that bears clear warning for those who attribute themselves to other than their ancestors. This was the approach of scholars in writing down biographies stating the attribution of some people to a lineage by a relationship of manumitting. Attributing oneself to another lineage involves lying and causes confusion of lineages. Consequently, Shari`ah rulings will not be in disorder. This ruling is enhanced when some people attribute themselves to the noble lineage of the Prophet due to the special rulings applied to this lineage.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.