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  • Classification From Maternal Origins

    Posted by Muhammad Sami ud-Din on March 30, 2023 at 5:15 am

    Asselamu aleykum,

    I’ve heard many times, that in Islam, one should only use the patrilineal tribe or caste, instead of matrilineal one.

    My question is, does that ruling really apply? For example, if one’s father is American, while mother is British, is it prohibited for him to call himself a British?

    Kindly clarify.


    Dr. Irfan Shahzad replied 2 months ago 2 Members · 3 Replies
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  • Classification From Maternal Origins

    Dr. Irfan Shahzad updated 2 months ago 2 Members · 3 Replies
  • Dr. Irfan Shahzad

    Scholar March 30, 2023 at 11:04 pm

    This is a cultural practice. Islam did not originate it nor has any objection to it.

    • Muhammad Sami ud-Din

      Member March 31, 2023 at 12:09 pm

      So, one can recognize himself from his mother’s origins, right?

  • Dr. Irfan Shahzad

    Scholar April 1, 2023 at 1:43 am

    yes, it is a matter of choice. In Muslim history, there were many people who adopted their mother’s name like Ibn Maja the renowned Muhaddith and some took their daughter’s name like Imam Abu Hanifah.

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