How many of you have adopted children? Regardless if you have or not, you know that adoption is necessary and, when done by responsible, and hopefully God fearing, adults, it can results in literally a life-saving action for the child(ren). Just as you would expect, if something is good, Islam is not for it.
The Islamic term for what is commonly called adoption is kafala, which comes from a word that means “to feed.” In essence, it describes more of a foster-parent relationship. Some of the rules in Islam surrounding this relationship:
- An adopted child retains his or her own biological family name (surname) and does not change his or her name to match that of the adoptive family.
- An adopted child inherits from his or her biological parents, not from the adoptive parents.
- When the child is grown, members of the adoptive family are not considered blood relatives, and are therefore not muhrim to him or her. “Muhrim” refers to a specific legal relationship that regulates marriage and other aspects of life. Essentially, members of the adoptive family would be permissible as possible marriage partners, and rules of modesty exist between the grown child and adoptive family members of the opposite sex.
- If the child is provided with property/wealth from the biological family, adoptive parents are commanded to take care and not intermingle that property/wealth with their own. They serve merely as trustees.
Not only is adoption NOT ALLOWED in Islam, it is a CRITICAL part of family development in Hebrew! Even studying the life of Jesus Christ one can see the adoption process and the stages of life cycle for the young Hebrew man. It is the way God (of the Bible) intended it, so it should come as no surprise that the evil, stinking god of Islam would not allow it.
I wrote a full article on this in Talking Point #35 that I urge you to read (again) soon. The basics of worship are built into the Hebrew life and we will learn them, either now or during the period called the Millennial Reign of Messiah. Why not now? This is just one more point proving that…
Jesus is NOT in the Quran!