Adopting children and inheritance

Q: Can a couple adopt a baby if they have no kids? If a baby is born to them later, what about inherence for both kids as both are boys?


A: It is permissible to adopt children, however adopted children will not inherit from the parents who had adopted them. However they can make a bequest for them from one third of their estate.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)