Islamic Law, Adoptions, and Kafalah

Islamic Law, Adoptions, and Kafalah

There are 1 comment on the Dissident Voice story from Nov 8, 2012, titled Islamic Law, Adoptions, and Kafalah. In it, Dissident Voice reports that:

There hasn't been a concerted push to open doors for Muslim orphans because the expectation would be that those efforts would fall flat Conventional wisdom - among both Muslims and non-Muslims - holds that adoption, as practiced in much of the Western world, is alien and prohibited by dictates of Islam ...

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Since: May 08

Stratford, Connecticut.

#1 Nov 8, 2012
from Dissident Voice:

"First, there is a definite gap between Western and Islamic law on adoptions. Islamic jurists are unanimous in holding that traditional closed adoption violates Islamic rules which emphasize lineage. Islamic jurists devised a guardianship model known as kafalah to work around this and to take into consideration the religious restrictions ..."

Didn't Muhammed adopt his own son-in-law, Ali?

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