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The Father Has the Right to Name the Child

In Islām, both parents have rights, some of which might be shared between them, some of which may not. Although no specific authentic text may exist proving that one parent has the right to name the child over the other, numerous evidence suggests that the father possesses this right. From them is the following: 1. [A] Allāh’s statement: ادْعُوهُمْ لِآبَائِهِمْ هُوَ أَقْسَطُ عِندَ اللَّهِ “Call them after their fathers. This is more just before Allāh.” [Al-Aḥzāb, 33:5] [B] The Messenger’s (ﷺ) statement: “Whoever knowingly claims to be the son of anyone other than his real father has disbelieved.”1 [C]...

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