Attributing an adopted child to the adopted father

Q: My uncle in law adopted my brother at the time of my brother's birth, and my uncle's wife breastfed him. Can my uncle be my brother's real father?

In my brother's nikah, if my uncle in law does not declare that he is the father, but the girl knows who the real father of the boy is, is the nikah correct?

Can my uncle in law write his name as the father of my brother?

A: No. He can never be. He is your brother. He is totally your father's responsibility, ensuring that he is given the right training and ensuring that he becomes a righteous Muslim. In the event of death, he has the same right as your siblings in your father's estate.

If all those who are present know then it is valid.


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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)