craving: a nice long weekend with my family <3
Salam Alikom (Peace be with you) to all my Muslim readers and Hello to all my non-muslim readers....I pray everyone has a beautiful weekend. The weekend has started for us.. YIPPIE!
Why do you keep your last name?
I've gotten asked this a lot - by old friends. I simply tell them this.
In Islam it's God's order to keep your father's name as an indication of your lineage.
What happens if she gets divorced, or her husband dies, and she marries another man? Will she keep changing her surname every time she marries another man? Makes sense.
If you think about it, the husband is named after his own father, and what does she have to do with the lineage of her husband's father? This goes against common sense and true facts.
Besides, the husband has nothing that makes him better than his wife's father. So why should she give up her father's name and take her husband's last name?
This is in our religion, Islam. I'm not talking down to anyone who takes their hubby's last name.
But, this is why I didn't take it.
My father liked the reasons... <3 I'm sure it's the pride. So - yep! that's why I still have my last name
Edited to add: Thanks Ultra blue:
“Call them (adopted sons) by (the names of) their fathers, that is more just with Allaah…” [al-Ahzaab 33:5].
Furthermore, there are rulings attached to her being named after her father, which have to do with inheritance, spending and who is a mahram,( first degree male relatives, son, brother, father, uncle) etc.
Another good point is... They should keep their names to avoid confusion and illegal marriages in the future..
Final Whisper - You'll never know how much I love you.