Is it permissible to change one’s surname after marriage?
In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.
It is permissible to change one’s surname to that of the husband’s after marriage. This is a cultural practice and the name changing symbolises one has wed into a new family. This does not go against any Qur’anic injunction on naming.
Mufti Faraz Adam