Custody of children after divorce

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1. In the case of children’s custody,if the mother does not remarry,who does the children go to?

2. After what age the children can decide with who they would like to stay with?

3. If the mother does not want the children to keep in contact with the father, what should be done?


A: Refer to and

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

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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