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Asalaamu alaykum warahmatullahi wa baraktuhu respected ulema, A friend from Australia has been trying for a child for many years and has been unsuccessful, so she dicided to adopt a boy, she has recently become very worried as someone approached her & said it wasnt allowed. She is very concerned because she wants to adopt another two children but is now reluctant because of what someone had told her. She also wants to know if she adopts a girl, does she have to observe hijab in front of her adoptive father when she attains puberty. I was always taught it was a great reward to look ater an orphan as our beloved prophet s.a.w was an orphan & I thought, though it may be very difficult to raise children whom are not blood or foster children (through suckling) Im sure the rewards are immense because of this difficulties providing that they adhered by the laws of hijab. I told her that she needed to observe hijab in front of him when he attains puberty, she needs to keep the child’s surname (his fathers name) but she wanted to have all this backed up by ahadiths, could you please back this up for me to forward to her & what advice could you give her? jazza kalla khairun wasalam Your sister in islam

Asalaamu alaykum warahmatullahi wa baraktuhu respected ulema, A friend from Australia has been...