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Ruling on Custody of the Disabled Child

My wife gave birth to a baby boy with Down Syndrome. She refuses to breastfeed, take custody of, and wants to abandon him. She told me to send him to foster care or give him to a family that doesn`t mind raising such a child. She says that she isn`t obligated by Sharia Law to take custody of a disabled child and that this, according to her, is a right of hers. We decided to go to a court of Sharia to settle this dispute. It is worth mentioning that we are a happily married couple. In light of this, is it valid for a woman to abandon her disabled child?

Shafi'i Fiqh

Relative who has Sufficient Provisions and Maintenance isn`t Entitled to be Spent on

I have been married for two years. I have a six-month old baby boy. I have a job and help my husband pay back debts that accumulated from the time of our marriage. I also help him cover other expenses. The problem is that my mother-in-law started asking my husband to pay for her utility bills. Not long ago, she asked him to cover the expenses of her trip to the city of Aqaba. Now, she is asking for money to pay for Umrah expenses knowing that she performs Umrah every year. Moreover, her husband or my father in law works abroad and sends her a salary. She also has an unmarried son who works too. Another thing I would like to add is that my salary is higher than my husband`s and my family gives me money from time to time. From an Islamic perspective, is my husband obliged to pay all these amounts?  

Shafi'i Fiqh

Ruling on Creating a Program to Calculate Delivery Date and Possible Days for Fertility to have a Baby Boy

There is a computer program that calculates weeks of pregnancy, expected day of delivery, day of last period and possible days for fertility to have a baby boy. What is the ruling of Sharia on this program? Also, what is the ruling on including the following statement within this program: "The programmer believes that Allah is the only One Who determines the gender of embryo and date of delivery and that He is the One Who created women and they differ in date of ovulation and if He wills the results expected in this program happen."?