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    Question ID: 51470Country: United States of America

    Title: Custody of Son after Talaq

    Question: My sister recently received a talaq note from her husband; they have a 2 year old son. My question is: (1) Under Islamic Shariah who will hold the custody of the son, will it be the mother or the father?

    Answer ID: 51470

    Bismillah hir-Rahman nir-Rahim !

    (Fatwa: 668/549/B=05/1435) The boy shall remain in the custody of his mother up to the age of seven years. قال فى رد المحتار: الحاضنة اما أو غيرها أحق به اى بالغلام حتى يستغنى عن النساء وقدر بسع وبه يفتى لأنه الغالب. (شامى: 5/567) Note: The ruling shall be applicable when the woman does not marry to a man who is non-mahram for the child during his custody period.

    Allah (Subhana Wa Ta'ala) knows Best

    Darul Ifta,

    Darul Uloom Deoband, India