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Re: Is names of both man and woman an important factor?

Last updated: 4th April 2006
Question ID: #1698
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4th April 2006

Im Sameer and from London. I recently had a marriage proposal, and while initially everything seems to be fine and we also did namaz Isthekhara with positive results, the issues now from the girl's side is that they consulted a Qari to check again if the marriage would work. After checking, the Qari stated that we will have problems and rows if we do get married, but it will only work if one of us change our name saying things like names are like water and fire and sometimes they doesnt match. Now I dont understand this and has never came across this situation in my life...I will really appreciate if you will be able to advise me on this as I really love the girl, and if I do change my name (As the Qari said) will it work? I have faith in Allah and I do know the importance of namaz Isthekhara too.. Im very worried.. Insha Allah I will hear from you soon.. Wassalam

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6th April 2006
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The name of a person has no bearing in a marriage. It is not necessary that the name of the couple be compatible and as such it is not necessary that you change your name.

However, if your name is unislamic then it should be changed but this has no relationship with the marriage.