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They have a child girl of 9 years old, who has got more right on the child father or mother?

They have a child girl of 9 years old, who has got more right on the child father or mother? Does the father have the right to demand for the child?

Answer

(Fatwa: 455/455/M=1433)

The mother is responsible for the nourishment of daughter upto 9 years of age while the expenses shall be born by the father. After 9 years, the father can take the daughter in her custody.

Allah (Subhana Wa Ta’ala) knows Best

Darul Ifta,
Darul Uloom Deoband

This answer was collected from the official ifta website of Darul Uloom Deoband in India.

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