Prohibition of ascribing to other than one’s own lineage


بســـم اللــه الرحــمــن الـرحـــيــم

▪️Prohibition of ascribing to other than one’s own lineage▪️

Our Shaykh, Muhammad ibn Hizaam – may Allaah preserve him – was asked the following question:

📩 Question:

What is the ruling on one who adopts a byname (Laqab) other than his own?

📝 Answer:

Perhaps the questioner intends (the ruling on) ascribing to other than one’s own lineage.

Laqab (byname) and Nasab (lineage) are two different things; a Laqab is a name used by people in order to manifest praise or dispraise/ridicule.

As for ascribing to other than one’s own lineage (Nasab), then this is impermissible, because the Prophet ﷺ said:

((من ادعى إلى غير أبيه وتولى لغير مواليه فعليه لعنة الله وملائكة والناس أجمعين))

“Whoever claims to belong to other than his father, or a [freed] slave who pledges walaa’ (loyalty) to other than the one who set him free, upon him is the curse of Allaah, the angels and all of mankind.” [Reported by Tirmithi from the hadeeth of ‘Ali & Ibn Maajah from the hadeeth of ‘Amr ibn Khaarijah]

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Translated by:

Abu ‘Abdirrahman ‘Abdullaah ibn Ahmad Ash-Shingaani

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https://t.me/ibnhezam/2534