Islamic Law in U.S. Courts: In re Wing (N.Y.C. Ct. 1956): Changing Names After Conversion to Islam

Holding: The Court granted the adult petitioner leave to change her name from Eloise McCloud Wing to Zakiyyah Ashraf after her conversion to Islam, but denied leave to change petitioner’s eleven-year-old daughter’s name from Cheryl Ann Wing to Hafsah Ashraf. The Court held that it would not be in the best interests of the child to … Continue reading Islamic Law in U.S. Courts: In re Wing (N.Y.C. Ct. 1956): Changing Names After Conversion to Islam