Category: Jurisprudence and Rulings (Fiqh)
Fatwa#: 39765
Asked Country: United Kingdom

Answered Date: Feb 23,2018

Title: Can an adopted child receive inheritance from his biological father?


Is an adopted child entitled to inheritance from his BIOLOGICAL father?


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

An adopted child is entitled to receive inheritance from his Islamically legitimate biological father.[1]


And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Mizanur Rahman

Student, Darul Iftaa



Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.


[1]  الإختيار لتعليل المختار، عبدالله بن محمود الموصلي (المتوفى: 683هـ)، دار الرسالة العلمية، دمشق، سوريا (4/430)

قال : ( والمانع من الإرث : الرق والقتل ، واختلاف الملتين ، واختلاف الدارين حكما ) على ما يأتيك بتوفيق الله تعالى.


مختصر القدوري، ابو الحسين محمد بن أحمد البغدادي المعروف بالقدوري (المتوفى: 428هـ)، مؤسسة الريان، بيروت، لبنان (ص:608)

ولا يرث أربعة: المملوك والقاتل من المقتول والمرتد وأهل الملتين.


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