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:
What is the ruling on one who adopts a byname (Laqab) other than his own?
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]
Abu ‘Abdirrahman ‘Abdullaah ibn Ahmad Ash-Shingaani
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