The right of custody of child is a right concerning young child’s nurturing, in case of conflict between his/her parents, that the child either will stay with his/her mother or father. In this regard there are different opinions among scholars of sharia. Some of them have specified various ages on the basis of gender and differentiated child. For instance the male child will
stay with his mother until reach 7 years of age. And the female child will stay with her mother until her puberty on the precondition that her mother will not get married again. Moreover, this research essay tries to ascertain that the decision of custody of child should be in view to support child’s benefit and future, whether this benefit could be feasible from his father or mother. Concerning the custody of child, the ruling should be noticed that even if the child lives with his/her mother, his father will always be responsible for financial support. Since
this is the decision of God.
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