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Is My Adopted Son Mahram?

Shaykh Jamir Meah advises on adoption, the rulings on mahram, and telling the truth to an adopted child. My question is: I was childless me and my husband adapted the son of my husband’s brother. Ten years ago my husband died. This boy is 29 and I am 60 so there is huge age gap. […]

Can I Give an Adopted Child My Surname?

Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat is asked about adoption, giving an adopted child one’s name, and how to make the child one’s mahram. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. I am planning on adopting a baby. I am aware of the rule against naming the child after your surname. It is not permissible. However, I […]

Infertility: Why does Allah Not Bless Some With Children?

As part of the SeekersHub Ramadan series, Supplications from the Qur’an, Shaykh Ahmed Sa’ad al-Azhari addressed a sensitive and sometimes painful topic: Infertility Why does Allah bless some of us with children, and others not? Is it better to be a happy, childless couple than to be an unhappy pair of parents to a child, […]

Who is an Orphan?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalamu alaykum, We have, from the child welfare, been given the responsibility of a two days old baby. His mother dosen’t want anything to do with him, and the father is said to be immature.They are non muslims. Is this baby a yateem/orphan? What are his rights that we […]

Giving an Adopted Child Your Family Name

Answered by Shaykh Rami Nsour Question: I’ve read “The Fiqh of Adoption” on your website. I have questions regarding the legal issues that arise when we want to care for an orphan, particularly an abandoned baby. Please shed some light on this important issue that is the cause of many people not helping when they […]

Adoption and Creating a Mahram Relationship Through Nursing

Answered by Ustadha Shaista Maqbool Question: Please shed some light on adoption and mahram. My father was adopted and when he was 7yrs old, his mother (the who adopted him) conceived and gave my father some of her breast milk with a spoon. Would that make my father her mahram? Also would that make our […]

Developing a Mahram Relationship Through Nursing in Maliki Fiqh

Answered by Shaykh Rami Nsour Question: Assalamualaikum wa Rahmatullah wa Barakatuhu My father was adopted and when he was about 7 yrs old his mother (who adopted him) conceived and she gave my father some of her breast milk with a spoon. Does this make him her mahram? Will that also mean my uncle is […]

Shaykh Faraz Rabbani – “The Position of Islam on Divorce, Adoption and Abortion” – YouTube

Shaykh Faraz Rabbani – “The Position of Islam on Divorce, Adoption and Abortion” – YouTube [This was a challenging talk, as I had 30 minutes to cover an overview of three complex, nuanced topics–divorce, adoption, and abortion—in Islamic Law. – Faraz Rabbani] 2nd Annual United For Change Conference – Our Families: Our Foundations Conference – […]

The Fiqh of Adoption

Answered by Sidi Faraz A. Khan Question: Assalam Alaikum, My wife and I are thinking of adoption. What is the fiqh of adoption? Is there a difference in the ruling for a girl vs boy? What are the mahram rulings for the adopted girl or boy? What is the wisdom in keeping the child’s family […]