Ref. No. 827

we have no child yet, thus we are planning to adopt a child Is it allowed in Islam or not? What are the rules?
asked Nov 25, 2014 in Family Matters by azhadkhan

1 Answer

Ref. No. 809 Alif

In the name of Allah the most Gracious the most Merciful

The answer to your question is as follows:

It is allowed in Islam to adopt a child for nutrition. Our Prophet Muhammad (saws) adopted Hazrat Zaid bin Harisah (ra). But one must keep in mind that the adopted child cannot take the place of a real son/daughter. According to shariah, the adopted child is a stranger to these pretended parents. He/she will not get share in their inheritance. Moreover, when he/she is mature they will have to do pardah too.

And Allah knows best


Darul Ifta

Darul Uloom Waqf Deoband INDIA

answered Nov 25, 2014 by Darul Ifta