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Does a foster child inherit?

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Q. I breastfed my sister’s 6 Months old child from the time my sister passed away till her child was 2 years old. Does my sister’s child inherit from my estate? A. If a child is breastfed by another woman from childbirth up to 2 years of age, the child becomes a non-stranger (Mahram) to… read more »

Who is regarded to be an orphan in Islam?

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Q. In Islam, who is an orphan and until what age is one regarded to be an orphan? A. A child (non-baaligh) whose father passes away is regarded to be an orphan until he/she reaches the age of maturity (Buloogh). Sayyiduna Ali Radhiyallahu Anhu reports the he memorized from Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam, “There is… read more »