What’s in a (unIslamic!) name?


A name is a name is a name! My column this week at The Malaysian Insider

What’s in a (unIslamic!) name?
By Zan Azlee

SEPT 2 — “My name is Christina,” said the budding actress.

“I suggest you change your name,” said the well-known veteran actor.

“Why should I change my name and what should I change it to?”

“Change it to something more Islamic. Christina sounds like ‘Christian.’”

Of course I was horrified to hear the veteran actor suggest such a thing to the budding actress, who is actually a Muslim. The budding actress, ever-so-young and impressionable, naively agreed to do what the veteran actor suggested.

This is an honest-to-god true story that I am relaying since I was a witness to the conversation. I have, however, decided to keep the veteran actor anonymous. [Click to read the full article at The Malaysian Insider]

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