This answer was collected from TheMufti.com, which is a fatwa portal managed by Mufti Ismaeel Bassa from South Africa.
Q. Does fosterage refer to adoption in Islam? A. If by fosterage, you are referring to the breastfeeding/suckling (Radhaa’at) of a child, then there is a difference between fosterage and adoption in Islam. If a child is breastfed/suckled before the age of two years, a bond of fosterage (Radhaa’at) is established. The same relationship that… read more »
Ref. No. 37 / 1038 Can a khaalo or khaala give zakat to his/her duaghter-in-law (bahoo) who is also the givers niece (sagi bhanji) by relation? In other way considering the relationship of sagi bhanji can khaalo or khaala give zakat to daughter-in-law (bahoo) who is also sagi bhanji? Answer: Ref. No. 37 / 1035… read more »
Ref. No. 1216 My wife attacks and abuses me and my family frequently, what it will cause to our relationship? should i divorce her on this ground? Answer: Ref. No. 1279 In the name of Allah the most Gracious the most Merciful The answer to your question is as follows: One should admonish his disobedient… read more »
Q. My fiancée is a foreigner and I am a local South African? My fiancée wishes to make Nikah with me secretly? Is it correct to make Nikah secretly in Islam? A. After a potential couple decides to get married, the Nikah of both couples should be announced and made known to the people. Consider… read more »
Q. Islamically, is it compulsory for parents to pay the full fees to schools during the Months of the lockdown in which schools could not teach their children? A. The relationship between the parents/students and a school is a service (Ijaarah) based relationship. Parents are obligated to pay a school the full amount of fees… read more »
Q. Many men abuse their wives sometimes physically and sometimes emotionally. What is the status of physical and emotional abuse within marriages in Islam? A. It is important to note that marriage is a relationship that is based on mutual love and respect. A couple should honor and respect the rights of each other and… read more »
Q. Many of our elders in the family had more than one wife. When one passed away they married another woman. Some married 3 times. What is the status of the relationships between the children born out of these marriages in Islam? A. Children born from more than one marriage can be divided into two… read more »