The Ruling on Someone Who, from Igorance, Changes His Father's Name for Some Worldly Benefit


Question :
What is the ruling concerning someone who, from ignorance, changes his father's name for some worldly benefit?

Answer :
If he changes his father's name to attribute himself to another father for prestige or hust because he is ashamed to be associated with his father, he is committing a great sin - he is lying, distoring the facts, and disparaging his father. If he is trying to gain wealth by inheriting from somebody other than his father, then in this case as well, he is committing a great sin - he is lying, deceiving, and taking other people's wealth wrongly. Moreover, this can lead to great confusion over who is related to whom, creating the possibility of a wrong marriage or wrongful acquisition of wealth. It is confirmed from Abu Dharr, may Allah be pleased with him, that the Prophet Peace Be Upon Him said,
There is nothing but kufr (dispelief) for a man who claims fatherhood for other than this true father.
"There is nothing but kufr (dispelief) for a man who claims fatherhood for other than this true father."
Al-ukhari no . 3508 and Muslim no. 61.
It is also confirmed from Sa'ad bin Abi Waqqas, may Allah be pleased with him, that the Prophet Peace Be Upon Him said:
Whosoever claims a man o be his father who is not truly his father, and knows that he is not his true father, Paradise will be forbidden for him.
"Whosoever claims a man o be his father who is not truly his father, and knows that he is not his true father, Paradise will be forbidden for him."
Al-Bukhari no. 6766 and Muslim no. 63.
It is also confirmed from Abu Hurairah, may Allah be pleased with him, that the Prophet Peace Be Upon Him said:
Don't be unwilling to accept you fathers, for whoever is unwilling to accept his father, is a disbelief.
"Don't be unwilling to accept you fathers, for whoever is unwilling to accept his father, is a disbelief."
Al-Bukhari no. 6768 and Muslim no. 62.
The Messenger of Allah Peace Be Upon Him gave such a stern warning against this practice, that he called it disbelief and said the Paradise would be unwalful for him
So whoever has done this should give it up and repent to Allah Almighty and seek His forgiveness.
The Permanent Committee



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