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Divorcee adopting a child

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Q: I have been divorced for 2 years and now I dont have any feelings to get married again. I have this thought in my mind that I should adopt an orphan baby girl and raise her as my daughter fulfilling all her needs and getting her married when she grows up. Can you please guide me on if this would be allowed in Islam? What would be my reward for adopting a girl and raise her and what would be the gunah of not marrying?


A: Yes. However, she will not have all the laws of your own daughter.

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

Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, 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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