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Family Matters

Am I a Mahram to my Nani’s (maternal grandmother’s) sister?

Question and Answer: Q. Am I a Mahram to my Nani’s (maternal grandmother’s) sister? A. Your grandmother’s sister is your Mahram. (al-Fatawa al-Hindiyyah, Vol: 1, Pg: 273) And Allah Knows Best Mufti Suhail Tarmahomed Confirmation: Mufti Ebrahim Desai Fatwa Department Jamiatul Ulama (KZN) Council of Muslim Theologians A. Your grandmother’s …

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Rules of Purdah (segregation) in Adoption

Q. We wish to adopt a girl. Our concern is that once the child grows up, will she have to make purda from the menfolk in the home? Also, can the biological parents be allowed to visit the child when they wish? (There may be grammatical and spelling errors in …

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