i am a 20 year old girl who follows and love islam.
i have completed my graduation and now seeking for job.
when i was born my parents named me GASHIYA (Gashiya is one of the surah's in 30th para of quraan [surah al gashiya]).
my cousin sister has been married in saudi (jeddah) she has asked someone about the name gashiya , a muslim scholor said its prohibited to put gashiya as a name because of its negative effects and asked to change the name immediately.
since then i am very concerned about it and disturbed.
all my legal documents , certificates , identification proofs are in the name of gashiya.
and even colleagues at my job know me as gashiya.
it will create a lot of trouble if i go to change my name legally.
please help me out .
will i have to change my name ?
has the gashiya name have bad effects.
please answer my question in the light of islam.

i'll be very grateful if u'll be able to help me out.

Answer:   Answer:    ASSALAAMU ALAIKUM

Actually, I got to rush for Masjid now  Inshaa Allaah - I apologize for not being able to answer your question at this time - please forgive me for that Inshaa Allaah-  as soon as I have some availability , I will try to answer your question Inshaa Allaah -however, please do not hesitate to send me a reminder  Inshaa Allaah

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BRIEF BIO Shaikh Shafayat was born, in Trinidad, West Indies, where he attended College etc.. Due to his multi-faith and cultural upbringing, he was awarded a scholarship to become a Christian Minister. In 1975 he went to India to study Islam and became the first student from the Caribbean and North America to have enrolled in Darul Uloom Deoband, which is the largest and oldest Islamic Institute in India. In addition to graduating as a Qaari and Islamic Scholar, he also did a course in Journalism and established the Al Hikmat Muslim Magazine, plus he produced many television and radio programs in Trinidad and Florida USA. In 1983 he founded the National Muslim Sports League of Trinidad and Tobago, which established the Islamic Home for Children. He is the Founder/Principal of Darul Uloom Institute in Pembroke Pines Florida and the first Muslim to become President of the Interfaith Council of South Florida in the year 2002. He organized and conducted many Christian / Muslim / Jewish Dialogues in Churches, Synagogues and Islamic Centers in the U.S.A.. Shaikh Shafayat was the first Muslim to represent Islam at a Florida State Faith Summit, held at the Capitol Building with Gov. Jeb Bush in the year 2000. He is a recipient of the Silver Medallion Award from NCCJ (a national interfaith organization) and a recipient of the Peacemaker Award from St. Thomas University in Miami. For many years he lectured on Islam and terrorism to Pembroke Pines Police of South Florida and other Law Enforcement Officers. He lectures throughout the U.S.A. and worldwide on Islam, Interfaith Issues and Cultural Diversity.

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