Q: Is it okay to adopt a child (a baby girl) from a poor single mother (the father died) who has other kids as well? She is not able to financially provide for the family well.

I understand the mahram and non-mahram restrictions.

Also, I know that we cannot change the father and family lineage of the adopted child. Won't it be a sin for me and my wife that we are separating a child from her siblings and mother as we live in a different continent?

A: Yes, but the child will remain under the name of her biological parents. You will merely take care of her.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)