Mother who does not want to give up the custody of children

Q: I have been searching the net and cant find any lectures on when a mother doesnt want to give up her son to the father. I want us all to reach jannah. Are there any details on the bad effects/punishments on this topic. Are there any books or something reliable I can read on this topic. I am disturbed that my exwife and her husband get more time with my son than me. It is disrupting my sleep and salaat, meaning I loose concentration. I am performing 5 times in masjid and yearn to have my son with me. Society is so corrupt and I desire to teach him the value of islam. Is there any evidence against a step father giving the islamic nurturing over his father. Please any advice or words that I can give them. Islam is strong on liniage, and we will be called by our fathers names, it seems as if they are happy for me to provide minimum teaching as I see my son 2 days a week. Please any lectures or books I could read. Any warnings to mothers who dont wish to give up the right of custody. The wieght of the punishment is on me should my son Allah forbid commit grave sins. What can I do? I get angry and saddened and don't want to loose my character. But anger is from shytaan and I am only human. Please give me some advice.


A: We advise that you refer  to a senior aalim who deals with these type of cases (marital cases, custody of the children etc.). Preferably an aalim who is familiar to both parties and is able to explain to both parties their shari obligations and duties.

And Allah Ta'ala knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)