Muslim step father preventing a non-believing father from visiting his child

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Q: I have married a woman who has one childern (6 year old girl) with a non believer. The childs father wants to visit his daughter and take her for weekends with him. He is taking her with him to pubs where people are non believers, drinking alcohol and smoking cigarettes. Do I have a right as her stepfather not to allow this visiting, etc.? 


A: If you can do it in some respectable manner then it is very good.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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