Adoption and inheritance

Adoption and inheritance

Question

In some countries, adopted children are legally entitled to inheritance similar to biological children. What is your advice regarding this?

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Adoption and Hijab

Adoption and Hijab

Question

There are many Muslim children who require adoption because of family breakdowns and more recently due to the Syrian refugee crisis. I am aware that Islam does not recognise adopted children as the children of the adopter in terms of establishing a Maḥram relationship, inheritance and so forth. However, my question is in relation to Ḥijāb and interaction between the adopted child and the family once the adopted child grows up. Continue reading

Adoption and breastfeeding through medication

Adoption and breastfeeding through medication

Question

If a married woman who has no children takes medication for breastfeeding an adopted new born baby, will ḥurmat be established between the baby and the couple? What if she takes no medication but is able to breastfeed the baby?

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