As-Salamu `alaykum. I converted to Islam a year ago. I was married for many years and divorced before converting. During that marriage, my husband and I legally adopted a baby. By Canadian law, we have no information to identify the biological parents and the child was named by us. He is now 12 years old. He has known the story of his adoption since he was a toddler, and by law at 18 he can ask the government for information regarding his birth parents. Should I change his name now? What name should I use since we do not know his natural father’s name?
As-Salamu `alaykum wa Rahmatullah wa Baraktuh. Dear scholars, I know that I must obey my parents, love my dad and mum. But I think as I do that they also owe me some rights, according to the dictates of Islam. What are those rights, please? Ma`a As-Salamah.
Many children in the Muslim world work. It seems as if Islam does not guarantee children their due rights. Are there certain regulations for child labor in Islam?
As-Salamu `alaykum! If a widow wishes to remarry and the man she wishes to marry agrees and wants to take care of her children and the children want to live with their mother and new husband, can the family of the children's father still take the children away from their mother (the children are 13, 11 and 7)? Is not the threat to take away a woman's children not hindering her from marrying? I am an American Muslimah living in the Middle East. My late husband was an Arab Muslim. I have no family support where I am but do not wish to move back to the US as my own family are still not Muslims and I want to raise my children in an Islamic environment even though it means some difficulty for myself. Please answer my questions as I am in a terrible situation and don't know what to do. Thank you!
Dear scholars, as-salamu `alaykum. According to a hadith about the father’s rights over his child, the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said: “You and your wealth belong to your father.” Does this apply to daughters who work and earn a good salary? Can her father take from her wealth if her father is not in any real need, and she is under his care? Jazakum Allah khayran.
What is the duty of Muslims towards those who trade in children? Is there a punishment for child traffickers?
As-Salamu `Alaykum, Sheikh. My wife delivered a baby a week ago. I want to name it. I have heard that I cannot give it the name of an angel like Gabriel (Jibril). Is this true? What does Islam say on this?
Dear Sheikh! If a minor attains puberty during Hajj, is the Hajj counted as the obligatory Hajj?
What is the Islamic legal ruling regarding shaving the hair of a baby girl on the seventh day after her birth?
Are there children’s rights in Islam? If so, what rights does Islam give to children?
If a child performs Hajj, will his Hajj be accepted? Can the guardian of the child perform some rituals on behalf of the child?