Child custody

Q: Can you give the proper ruling regarding the proper shariah of child custody?

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A: After divorce, the wife gets custody of the children. In the case of a girl, the mother gets custody till the age of nine. In the case of a boy, the mother gets custody till the age of seven. Thereafter, the father will get the custody of the children. For further details refer to http://muftionline.co.za/node/1837

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

 

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)