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Is it compulsory for newly converted Muslim to change his/her name?
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Q: Is it compulsory for newly converted Muslim to change his/her name?

A: It is not important, you don’t have to change your name unless its meaning is Islamically objectionable. The Prophet (PBUH) did not order everyone who accepted Islam to change their names. Since Arabic names generally have good meanings, he did change names with offensive or religiously objectionable meanings. And if the name is not Islamically objectionable, then it is recommended to take a Muslim name but one does not have to.

Even if your first name does contradict Islamic principles and changing it in official documents would cause you much distress or harm, then it suffices to change it amongst family and acquaintances. You can use your Islamic name with your family and friends.
If you do change your name, do not change the family name or your father’s name, even if it be an impermissible name, but just your first name. 

Allah says in the Quran:

“Call them (adopted sons) by (the names of) their fathers, that is more just with Allah.” 
(Quran 33:5)
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