Why adoption is not allowed in ksa.
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I received an email from you about the adoption in Islam... The email is nice and explaining how it is very rewarding from god when do so...
But my question is if it is so awarding by God... Then WHY ADOPTION IS NOT ALLOWED IN MANY ISLAMIC COUNTRIES SUCH AS
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Why adoption is not allowed in ksa
In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is none worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 2 Surah Baqarah verse 177:
177 It is not righteousness that ye turn your faces toward East or West; but it is righteousness to believe in Allah, and the Last Day, and the Angels, and the Book, and the Messengers; to spend of your substance out of love for Him for your kin, for orphans, for the needy, for the wayfarer, for those who ask, and for the ransom of slaves; to be steadfast in prayer and practice regular charity; to fulfill the contracts which ye have made; and to be firm and patient in pain (or suffering) and adversity and throughout all periods of panic. Such are the people of truth, the Allah-fearing.
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 2 Surah Baqarah verse 215:
215 They ask thee (O Prophet (saws) what they should spend (in charity). Say: Whatever ye spend that is good is for parents and kindred and orphans and those in want and for wayfarers. And whatever ye do that is good Allah Knows it well.
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 4 Surah Nisaa verse 36:
36 Serve Allah and join not any partners with Him: and do good to parents, kinsfolk, orphans, those in need, neighbors who are near, neighbors who are strangers, the companion by your side, the way-farer (ye meet), and what your right hands possess: for Allah loves not the arrogant, the vainglorious.
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 78 Surah Dhahr verses 5-11:
5 As to the Righteous they shall drink of a Cup (of Pure Wine) mixed with Kafur
6 A Fountain where the devotees of Allah do drink, making it flow in unstinted abundance.
7 They perform (their) vows, and they fear a Day whose evil flies far and wide.
8 And they feed for the love of Allah the indigent, the orphan, and the captive
9 (Saying) "We feed you for the sake of Allah Alone: No reward do we desire from you nor thanks.
10 We only fear a Day of distressful Wrath from the side of our Lord."
11 But Allah will deliver them from the evil of that Day, and will shed over them a light of Beauty and a (Blissful) Joy.
Al-Tirmidhi Hadith 4974 Narrated by Abu Umamah
Allah's Messenger (saws) said, "If anyone strokes an orphan's head, doing so only for Allah's Sake, he will have blessings for every hair over which his hand passes; and if anyone treats well an orphan girl or boy under his care, he and I (Prophet Mohamed (saws)) shall be like these two in Paradise," putting two of his fingers together!
Al-Tirmidhi Hadith 4973 Narrated by Abu Hurayrah
Allah's Messenger (saws) said, "The best house among the Muslims is one which contains an orphan who is well treated, and the worst house among the Muslims is one which contains an orphan who is badly treated."
Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 8.34 Narrated by Sahl bin Sad
The Prophet (saws) said, "I and the
person who looks after an orphan and provides for him, will be in
Because the relationship of blood in Islamic Law has obvious ties towards marriage, inheritance, etc.; there are certain guidelines in Islam a believer who wishes to adopt must follow:
- The child will always be called by his/her biological fathers name.
- The child will only inherit from his original blood-relationship. He will not be eligible to inherit from his foster-parents. The foster-parents who adopt the child have the option to will or bequeath upto a maximum of one/third of their wealth to their adopted children after their death, if they wish to do so.
- If the foster-mother has nursed the adopted child in her infancy, then she will be considered a mehram of the child; but if the foster-mother has not nursed the adopted child, then she will not be considered a mehram of the adopted child.
In light of the above quoted absolutely clear guidance of the Quran and the Sunnah, it is evident that adopting or sponsoring an orphan/s is not only permissible in Islam, but an extremely meritorious and noble deed in the Sight and Scales of Allah Subhanah, the Lord of the Worlds.
Question: But my question is if it is so awarding by God... Then WHY ADOPTION
IS NOT ALLOWED IN MANY ISLAMIC COUNTRIES SUCH AS
My dear and respected brother, first and foremost we are not aware nor are we qualified to defend or challenge the adoption or other self-made laws of the so-called Islamic Countries, including the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
The duty which we have been blessed and honored by our Lord and His Mercy to take upon ourselves is to defend and proclaim what is declared in Truth in the Quran and the Sunnah aloneif as you have claimed many Islamic Countries including the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia have not allowed adoption in the law of their lands, that is something which is best asked to and answered by the legislators or the rulers of those lands!
If Allah Subhanah has blessed one to have authority over a land or its people, and the authority or rulers of the land invent laws from themselves which are against or not in accordance with the guidance of the Quran and the Sunnah.those who were given the authority and the kingdom by the Lord will be held severely accountable for their transgressions in the Presence of the Lord All-Knowing, All-Wise on that Inevitable and Tumultuous Day of Judgment.
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 5 Surah Maidah verse 44 (part):
.If any do fail to judge by (the Light of) what Allah has revealed, they are (no better than the) kafiroon (disbelievers)!
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 5 Surah Maidah verse 45 (part):
..and if any fail to judge by (the Light of) what Allah has revealed, they are (no better than the) dhalimoon (wrong-doers)!
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 5 Surah Maidah verse 47 (part):
If any do fail to judge by (the Light of) what Allah has revealed, they are (no better than the) fasiqoon (rebellious)!
If one trusts, obeys, and follows the guidance and commands of Allah and His Messenger (saws), one can be assured of never ever being misled; but if one believes, obeys and follows any other guidance, other than that of Allah and His Messenger (saws), one can be assured of being led astray.
Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.
Your brother and well wisher in Islam,