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  • A childless couple in Canada needs to accommodate an orphan child Date: 18-7-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. I have a question regarding adoption. We are a childless couple who recently permanently moved to Canada after having burned all our boats in Pakistan (left jobs, home, and so on). Canada does not recognize guardianship, which is more in line with Islamic teachings, they only accept adoption. My question is, can we 'adopt' an orphan.. More

  • The year when adoption was forbidden Date: 17-8-2015

    When was adoption forbidden? .. More

  • Attributing a child to other than its father to remove it from unsafe country Date: 7-11-2014

    Dear Sheikh, I hope this message reaches you in good health and Imaan. Six years ago I have received a call from one of hospitals in Somalia, saying that a pregnant mother has been admitted into the hospital.She wants to kill her baby because the child was out of Islamic marriage. Soon I Have received that message I have decided to take care of that.. More

  • No legitimate tie of kinship between the adopted child and the foster parent Date: 11-10-2014

    I am a revert to Islam alhamduallah for almost 9 years. I meet and married my husband a year after I embraced Islam. Alhamduallah he is a pious Muslim, kind and faithful husband and wonderful father to our children. My husband and I are going through a very painful issue with my family. I was adopted as a toddler and for all of my life was kept from.. More

  • Reversing an adoption that was ratified by courts Date: 8-3-2014

    What is the ruling if a grandmother legally adoptsed her own grandson, when the boys parents gave him up? This grandmother reverted and did not know the rule against adopting and when the boy asked to change his name because of the bad morals of his non-Muslim birth parents, the grandmother allowed him to change his whole name. She did not know it was.. More

  • Tracing back Muslim daughters to other than their non-Muslim father Date: 17-12-2012

    Salam May write the following for your kind and valuable advice please.. 1. We living in India and that is not an Islamic country. 2. One of my brothers had got married to a Hindu woman who had embraced Islam along with her two daughters. 3. Presently these two daughters are living with their mother in sponsorship of my brother and masha allah they.. More

  • Wants to marry the daughter of his adopted brother Date: 27-2-2011

    Respected sir,In Islam is it permited to marry a daughter of brother who exactly didnot got breast feeding by my mother?..but the brother of me was raisen by my father and mother as his parents left him... More

  • Adopted his brother's daughter and forbids her relatives from seeing her Date: 8-10-2010

    MY BROTHER ADOPTED MY DAUGHTER BECAUSE HE HAS NO ISSUE. HE WRITE HIS NAME AS FATHER FOR WHICH I TOLD HIM THAT THIS IS NOT ALLOWED IN ISLAM AND HARAM BUT DID NOT CARE. SECONDLY HE DOES NOT ALLOWED TO MET MY DAUGHTER TO HIS REAL RELATIVES EVEN TO HIS REAL SISTER & MOTHER. WHAT DOES ISLAM SAY IN BOTH THE CASES AND PUNISHMENT IN THE LIGHT OF ISLAM. .. More

  • A woman who took care of a child does not replace his/her biological mother Date: 4-1-2010

    assalam alykum i hav given my daughter to my sister in law now the daugter is 13 years old now she doesnt allow me to show love to her or allow us to talk to the child she says that u have given now ur relation is finished that giel is getting attached to me due to the miss behavior of her fostr mother and getting spoiled do i hav any right over that.. More

  • Parentage of an adopted girl remains for her true father Date: 4-12-2009

    We have no sister, so my mother and father agreed to adopt a girl child and they adopt a girl baby from my uncle (my mother's brother), now she came to the age of marriage, can our family including myself have the right to decide whom to she will marry or we have to ask from my uncle?, secondly we are responsible of her marriage ( giving dawry to her).. More

  • A Muslim woman living with her adult adopted sons Date: 15-6-2009

    I got married Muslim woman from czech, She have 2 adopted sons. they live in Prague in Her flat beside the adopted father < Her Ex Husband > She asked Me to visit them 2 months ago for One month because the Ex Husband will be not there I agreed ... when she returned back She said that Her Youngest adopted Son 17 Years Old is weak and She need to be.. More

  • Wants to adopt her husband's children from his late wife Date: 10-6-2009

    Is it permissable for a Christian wife of a widowed Muslim with children to adopt the children as if they are her own? I have been reading about adoption in Islam and can't see an answer to a situation such as this... More

  • Single woman adopting a child Date: 19-5-2009

    After 12 years of marriage my husband and I got divorced. Many factors lead to this decision one of which was the issue of his fertility treatment in which he was never interested. I am back in UK now. Its been 5 years. I have a decent job and I can support myself. I tried to get married again but maybe due to my age I am finding it hard to find a partner... More

  • Adoption is Haraam and has nothing to do with inheritance Date: 15-3-2009

    Aslam o Alaikum Sir, My question is that I adopted one boy in 1982 and make his passport to join me in Saudi Arabia with my name and also adopted one girl from my real brother same situation of her passport also. Boy is married and living now in home country while girl is studying both are under my name. While I am always calling since beginning as.. More

  • A Muslim couple adopting a non-Muslim child Date: 28-1-2009

    Is it permissible for a Muslim couple to adopt a non Muslim Child? I know that legal adoption is not allowed in Islam. Here the word adoption means guardianship/adoption according to the Islamic Shari’ah... More