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Giving Away our Child

Q:

We got four children and we are expecting fifth one. Can we give child to a cousin, who does not have any child?

A:

Salamun Alaykum

There is no essential prohibition in the Sharia to do so but the child will be still counted as yours for inheritance. Some thought also needs to be given to how that child might feel about this arrangement when he is older.

Kind regards

Abbas Jaffer