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Can the children decide to live with the father?

Question What happens if a teenage girl’s parents get divorced, but she wants to stay with her father? Or a five-year old-boy who wishes to stay with his father? Answer In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh. According to the Shariah laws of custody, …

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Is it permissible to cut the sixth finger

  Question A child was born with six fingers on one of the hands. Is it permissible to operate on this hand to remove the additional finger? بسم الله الرحمن الرحیم Answer It is permissible as long as there is no risk to the child’s life in doing so. Medical …

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Custody of children after divorce

Question My husband gave one talaaq ba’ain. I few weeks later I discovered I was 7weeks expecting. After delivery of baby and iddah expiry I want to know who has custody of this child? Mother or Father? (question posted as received) Answer In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, …

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On Relations with In-Laws

________________________________________________   Nasihah (Advice): Love, Comfort and Mercy in Marriage   Allah Ta’ala states, “Among His signs is that: He created spouses for you from your own kind so that you might find comfort in them, and He has placed love and mercy between you. There are certainly Signs in …

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Seeking Forgiveness for Backbiting

  Nasihah (Advice): Backbiting and slandering Sayyiduna Abu Hurairah Radhiyallahu Anhu reports that Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam said, “Do you know what is backbiting?” The Companions said: “Allah and His Messenger know better.”He said, “Backbiting is talking about your (Muslim) brother in a manner which he dislikes.” It was said …

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40 day Mourning Period

Nasihah (Advice): Duration for Mourning the Deceased   Sayyidatuna Ummu Atiyya Radhiyallahu Anha narrated, “We were forbidden to mourn for more than three days except for a husband.” (Bukhari)   ________________________________________________   Question and Answer:   Q: Aslm Mufti, hope you well, I wanted to find out what the significance of the 40 …

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