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  • Husband Abroad For 3 Years and Once He Arrived Wife Had Baby Date: 30-10-2019

    A Muslim got a very lucrative job in a kuffar country. He was in this land for 3 years and 8 months. When he came back home his wife had just born a baby, yet they did not had any contact during the time he worked in the kuffar country except by phone. Can he deny his paternity or is this haram for him since his wife refers to the Sacred Law and says.. More

  • DNA Results Cannot Deny One’s Lineage Date: 9-9-2018

    Salam alaykum warahmatullah wa barakatuh.I converted to islam 6 years ago, Alhamdulillah. I'm born and raised in scandinavia, and noe raising ny own childeren here. Not long ago I took an anonymus DNA test of myself and my father and sent it to a reliable company to check fatherhood. It came back negative, meaning he is not my biological father. I feel.. More

  • Attributing oneself to maternal grandfather to gain fame Date: 14-12-2016

    In our country's suburbs, some political people use their maternal grandfather's name because their maternal grandfather is a well-known political personality, so they use his name to pursue their career into politics and entice people to give them the vote based on the name of their ancestry. What is the punishment in Islam for those people who use.. More

  • Raising child born of rape Date: 20-9-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu. If a man's wife is raped by a man who breaks in the house when she is alone and he escapes and is never seen again afterwards, then she gives birth to the child of this evildoer, what can be done with this child? Can it be given to someone else to raise it? Yes, it is not the child's fault, but, please,.. More

  • Child of forced marriage legitimate Date: 3-9-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. What are the Islamic rulings regarding forced marriages? Is it correct that such a marriage is invalid? If so, then what is the status of a child that is born from such a mariage which is then ended through divorce some time after the child's birth? If the marriage was unwanted but brought about due to pressure and threats from a.. More

  • Changing children’s last name Date: 10-7-2016

    Assalaam alaykum. My question is concerning taking a last name different from that of your father. A brother's parents divorced twenty years ago because of a lot of problems. The father stabbed the mother with a knife and other bad things. The mother changed the last name of the children for security reasons and ignored the Islamic ruling. The children.. More

  • Attributing a child to the grandfather's name or the mother's name Date: 15-2-2016

    Is it compulsary to name a son after the father's name? In india/pakistan, we give the family name to the son and not the father's name. For example, a father named Saajid Mohammed names his son Waajid Mohammed. Mohammed is his father's name while the father's name Saajid is not added to the name. Is this acceptable/permissible/allowed/haram/impermissible?.. More

  • A child may carry his grandfather's name as his surname Date: 16-1-2016

    Please, can you explain if a child's surname can be his grandfather's first name? In some families,l it is widely practised that both the child and his father have the same surname. For example, if the grandfather is called Bashir, then his son will be Usman Bashir, and Usman's son or daughter will be also be (named) Bashir. Is this allowed in Islam?.. More

  • The child of an apostate Muslim remains Muslim Date: 8-11-2014

    Could you please explain if one is regarded a muslim in the following situation? The case is: a male child born before the marriage of a muslim mother and a christian father; the mother became christian after marriage to the father. Is this child christian or muslim? Does it matter if the father (or mother) was a pious observing christian or not? And.. More

  • A husband may not disown a child except by Li'aan Date: 1-2-2014

    I am a married woman, who came home to FL to see her parents. I told my husband I am pregnant but he is accusing me of lying and saying that it is not his child. Islamicaly is my husband allowed to make such false accussations on me and accuse me and family of plotting against him? I have no idea what is wrong with him but I came to find out he has.. More

  • Child's lineage cannot be traded for Khul' Date: 26-1-2014

    Assalamu alaykom. I am a revert to Islam, i was living in an Islamic country and was married by orfi i became pregnant on or a couple of days after the wedding night we were married 1 month before i asked for divorce because i was badly beaten many times by my husband and i could not take this treatment, he and his family agreed to the divorce if i.. More

  • Child from a doubtful marriage belongs to the father Date: 15-12-2013

    Esselamu aleikum, My husband committed zina when he was 21, and that girl stayed pregnant. Her family forced him through threats (they threaten to hurt or kill him or his family) to marry her. They both did not want to marry, but had to do that because of her family. They married around 5 months before the child was born. He had a silent deal with her.. More

  • Mother's testimony alone does not prove child's lineage Date: 25-9-2013

    Years ago, my brother’s Rabiba (Step daughter) was sexually abused by my brother (her step father). When I found out, I contacted her mother (my sister in-law) and told her what had happened, but her mother turned a blind eye to the matter and she (rabiba) was further abused. I wanted to help her (rabiba), so I looked for solutions everywhere and.. More

  • Ruling on looking for one's roots Date: 23-9-2013

    Is it not permissible for a Muslim to look for his roots? Some family members in India wants to know about their ancesters history in order to form a book. So is it permissible from the view of Quran & Hadith to do so? .. More

  • His wife claims that her children from him are illegitimate Date: 28-3-2013

    After nine years of marriage my wife admitted that all her four kids were illegitimate. I divorced her.She requested me to keep it a secret for the sake of kids. More than three years later she has filed a suit for recovery of maintenance of the kids. Before divorce she had taken an oath on Quran that she was innocent. Sometime later a religious scholar.. More