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The confusion arises because of different meanings of the word "adoption" in English and it's perceived equivalent in Arabic. In Arabic, in addition to taking an orphan in and feeding them and providing for them and raising them (this is kafalah), it also means to give them your name and have them inherit from you and have similar mahram rules apply to them ...


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First of all, Yes, breastfeeding a boy infant makes the boy mahram for the woman, when the kid is grown up. And, also to her daughters, if she have any. (I don't know the English term for it) That kid, and her daughter(s) are then milk-binded-siblings. Similarly, breastfeeding a girl infant will render that girl (when grown up) mahram to that lady's husband ...


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ادْعُوهُمْ لِآبَائِهِمْ هُوَ أَقْسَطُ عِندَ اللَّهِ فَإِن لَّمْ تَعْلَمُوا آبَاءهُمْ فَإِخْوَانُكُمْ فِي الدِّينِ وَمَوَالِيكُمْ وَلَيْسَ عَلَيْكُمْ جُنَاحٌ فِيمَا أَخْطَأْتُم بِهِ وَلَكِن مَّا تَعَمَّدَتْ قُلُوبُكُمْ وَكَانَ اللَّهُ غَفُورًا رَّحِيمًا Call them by [the names of] their fathers; it is more just in the sight of Allah . But if you do not know ...


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Those people whom can inherit are described and listed in a number of Verses of the Qur'an. Among them you'll find the (bodily) children, (biological) parents. grandparents and wife/husband, (bodily) sisters and brothers! But adopted children don't count because of the Verses (33:4-5) which made Adoption (by naming a child with your name) illegal or void! ...


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Adoption, by itself, does not create any real relationships and hence does not establish any marriage prohibitions. وما جعل أدعياءكم أبناءكم ذلكم قولكم بأفواهكم والله يقول الحق وهو يهدي السبيل And he has not made your adopted sons your [true] sons. That is [merely] your saying by your mouths, but Allah says the truth, and He guides to the [right] way....


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As far as I know, there is no guidance available for our holy Prophet (PBUH), on how many times a child need to suckle to become a mahram. Different Imams have given their views on this. Some have mentioned 3 sucklings, some 7. One view is that it does not depends on the number of times a child suckles, but the intention of the mother. If she has made ...


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How many times should a mother breast feed her adopted child to become mahram? Rule number 2483 of Ayatollah Sistani's collection of Islamic Laws states: ... The suckling should be of such quantity that it could be said that the bones of the child were strengthened and the flesh allowed to grow. And if that cannot be ascertained, then if a child ...


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