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Biological Father, Adoption

Shall I Tell Daughter 'Dad is not Your Biological Father'?

In this counseling answer: •According to Healthy Children, it is best to start with adoption concepts in the preschool years. However as your daughter is now 9, it is best to tell her now. •You do not have to tell her gory details of her biological father or of how she was conceived or anything that …

My Husband Wants to Adopt, But I Don't

My Husband Wants to Adopt, But I Don't

In this counseling answer: •What if you were to take in this boy, and raise him as your own? What if this boy brought about the kind of change within your husband that can turn him into a responsible father? •The benefit could be less pressure on you to produce a son. •I think you …

Queen's Birthday Honors: MBE for Man Who Opened Adoption to Muslims

A British Muslim man has made it to the Queen’s Birthday Honors list for his 20-year-work in fostering and helping open adoption to the British Muslim community in Tower Hamlets, London, East London Advertiser reported on June 12. “Anywhere I’ve got an opportunity to get access to the community, I take that opportunity,” said Emdad …

Adopted Brother

Am I Allowed to Share Non-Family Home with Adopted Brother?

Wa `alaykum as-Salamu wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. In this fatwa: 1- As for adoption, in the sense of changing one’s identity and lineage, it is prohibited in Islam. However, it …

I Don't Have Kids Yet, Can I Adopt?

I Don't Have Kids Yet, Can I Adopt?

In this counseling answer: •At present, it is most important that you take care of yourself in every way if you are to increase your chances of conceiving. The stress you are experiencing now, alone is enough to have negative consequences on your fertility. •Do all you can to reduce your stress level, reevaluate your …

Adam

Adam, the Abandoned Baby Who Changed My Life

A Malaysian young woman adopts an abandoned baby and speaks to the world. The disadvantaged in society holds a special place in Islam. The Prophet (PBUH) set innumerable examples of how to treat the less fortunate. While Islamic teachings encourage productivity and self-reliance, they also lay a strong emphasis on the concept of charity and …

Daughter

Can Non-Muslim Drunken Grandma See My Daughter?

Wa `alaykum as-Salamu wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. In this fatwa: 1- Indeed, all Muslims are highly urged to keep good relations with their kinship even if they are non-Muslims. 2- …

Not in My House – Adoption in US Muslim Communities

Although adoption is an obvious and highly rewarding solution for couples unable to have biological children, most Muslims sitting—and judging—on the sidelines miss out on perhaps one of the most charitable acts advocated by their faith: caring for orphans and neglected children.

Adoption

Adoption & Pre-Adoption Genetic Testing

In the time of the Prophet, children were adopted but still retained the name of their birth parents. This wisdom, passed to Muhammad (PBUH) in a revelation, allowed the child to be cared for by his new adoptive parents but still retain a connection to his origin as well as any pertinent medical or family information he needed.



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