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Disowning one’s children

Fatwaa ID: 1982

Asalaamualaikom warahmatullahi wabarakatuh Mufti Sahab

Does the concept of disowning one’s children exist in Islam?

In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

No. There is no such thing as disowning one’s child in Islam. A child will remain the child of his parents and be attributed to them irrespective of his/her alleged disobedience or estranged relationship. Both sides must attempt to reconcile and join ties. One will inherit the other in all cases even if the other has attempted to deprive him/her in the will. This, i.e., inheritance, is obviously on condition that both are Muslims.

It should be noted that li’aan is a different matter. That is beyond the scope of this fatwaa.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York

05/29/1445 AH – 12/13/2023 CE | AML1-8628

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


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