The name must be changed into an Islamically appropriate name
(Part No. 10; Page No. 476)
All praise be to Allah Alone, and peace and blessings be upon the Last of the Prophets. To proceed:The Permanent Committee for Scholarly Research and Ifta' has reviewed the question submitted to the Grand Mufty by the manager of the branch of the Committee for the Propagation of Virtue and Prevention of Vice in the area of
number (24/9/891) dated (21/2/1417 AH), which was referred to the Committee by the Secretariat General of the Council of Senior Scholars number (1246) dated (29/2/1417 AH). The question reads as follows:We send Your Eminence the letter which we received from the head of the authority of
numbered (65/22) dated 3/1/1417 AH. Which states that a Bangladeshi doctor named
"Muhammad Khairul-Anam (the best of humans) Tufayl Ahmad"
hopes to guide him whether or not he should change his name.
Having reviewed the question, the Committee answered that the questioner must
change the name (Khayrul-Anam) to a name Islamically appropriate, as this title is exclusive to Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.