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Why alias or second name not allowed in Islam?

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05/08/2008

There is nothing that prevents the use of second names, as long as the name itself is ok. In fact, it is preferable to choose a "nickname" (its not exactly that). These usually have Abu (father of) or Ibn (son of) attached to the beginning of another name/nickname. For example Abu Hurraira (Father of the Cat) is an apostle that had a cat, and took it everywhere.