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Is Adoption is not allowed in Islam ?

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Asked by hemant mehta, 21 May '12 01:38 pm
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The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) once said that a person who cares for an orphaned child will be in Paradise with him, and motioned to show that they would be as close as two fingers of a single hand. An orphan himself, Muhammad paid special attention to the care of children. He himself adopted a former slave and raised him with the same care as if he were his own son.

However, the Qur'an gives specific rules about the legal relationship between a child and his/her adoptive family. The child's biological family is never hidden; their ties to the child are never severed. The Qur'an specifically reminds adoptive parents that they are not the child's biological parents:

"...Nor has He made your adopted sons your (biological) sons. Such is (only) your (manner of) speech by your mouths. But Allah tells (you) the Truth, and He shows the (right) Way. Call them by (the names of) their fathers; that is juster in the sight of Allah. But if you know not their father's (names ...more
Answered by jameel ahmed, 21 May '12 01:40 pm

 
  
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I have a friend who is a muslim and he has happily adopted a baby boy
nothing such in Islam I guess
Answered by Anindya Mukherjee, 21 May '12 01:55 pm

 
  
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The Quran is clear in allowing adoption. The only stipulation is that we are advised to retain the child's true identity by what we name them as this is seen as more just and honest:

...Nor did He make your adopted children to be your sons. Such is what you claim with your mouths, but God speaks the truth, and He guides to the path.
Name them by retaining their fathers names. That is more just with God. But if you do not know their fathers, then, name them as your brethren in the obligation and your friends. There is no sin upon you if you make a mistake in this respect; but you will be responsible for what your hearts deliberately intend. God is Forgiver, Merciful. [33:4-5]

However, that is not to say they should be treated any differently in terms of affection and care, on the contrary, they are to be considered as one of our own:

...and they ask you regarding the orphans, say: To fix their situation is best, and if you are to care for them, then they are your fellows.... [ ...more
Answered by hazir jawab, 21 May '12 01:40 pm

 
  
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I do not think it so
Answered by anil garg, 03 Jun '12 12:22 am

 
  
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Some say so and it is wrong.that is why many orphans are becoming terrorists in these countries.
Answered by samiran panda, 21 May '12 01:40 pm

 
  
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