Q: Can you give the proper ruling regarding the proper shariah of child custody?
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.
Mufti Zakaria Makada
Checked & Approved:
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)