New Muslim changing their name in their ID

Q: If a person reverts to Islam, is it compulsory for them to change their name on their ID to their new Islamic name?

A: Changing the name is important, and changing the ID is better to avoid any type of doubts in people's minds.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)