Custody of the child

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Q: In the case of divorce, a four month old girl from the wife’s previous marriage was looked after and brought up by step father for many years. So who does gain the custody of the girl?


A: The biological mother has the custody and full right.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)