And why does Sharia ban adoption? Because the Qur’an forbids it: “Allah has not made for a man two hearts in his interior. And He has not made your wives whom you declare unlawful your mothers. And he has not made your adopted sons your sons. That is your saying by your mouths, but Allah says the truth, and He guides to the way.” (33:4)
And: “And when you said to the one on whom Allah bestowed favor and you bestowed favor, ‘Keep your wife and fear Allah,’ while you concealed within yourself that which Allah is to disclose. And you feared the people, while Allah has more right that you fear Him. So when Zayd had no longer any need for her, We married her to you in order that there not be upon the believers any discomfort concerning the wives of their adopted sons when they no longer have need of them. And ever is the command of Allah accomplished.” (33:37)
The story in Islamic tradition behind this obscure passage is that Muhammad was overcome by the beauty of his daughter-in-law, Zaynab bint Jahsh, so his adopted son, Zayd bin Muhammad, offered to divorce her so that Muhammad could marry her, but Muhammad responded, “Keep your wife and fear Allah.” However, then he got a revelation that Zaynab was his wife. To protect Muhammad from the scandal of appearing to marry his former daughter-in-law, Allah forbade adoption, ordering Zayd to stop calling himself Zayd bin Muhammad and to resume calling himself by the name of his birth father, so that he would be Zayd bin Haritha. And Allah explains that the whole incident was to show that adoption is not legitimate, and men can be free to marry the ex-wives of their adopted sons.
So to cover up Muhammad’s lechery and debauchery, adoption was outlawed in Islam, and now we have the government of Canada kowtowing to this.
“How Canada barred adoptions from Muslim countries — and used Shariah law to do it,” by Shanifa Nasser, CBC, October 29, 2018:
At the Pakistani orphanage where he was abandoned at birth, little Imran packed his things and said goodbye to the children who weren’t so lucky.
At four years old, Imran believed he would finally have a family.
“Say goodbye to me,” he said. “My mom is coming to take me to Canada.”
That was two years ago. He never made it — all because of a controversial policy that’s kept hopeful Canadians separated from children they had created a space for in their hearts and their homes.
But after a year-long investigation by The Fifth Estate, that may change. The federal government says it will review a decision going back to 2013 when Canada banned adoptions from Pakistan without warning….
The Fifth Estate has found Canada quietly extended the same restriction to virtually all Muslim countries. The reason: According to the federal government, adoptions aren’t permissible under Shariah law— even if parents had court orders from Islamic countries explicitly authorizing them.
Documents obtained through access to information legislation reveal the extent to which Canadian officials were delving into the particulars of Shariah law and in the process, bringing adoptions from Muslim countries to a near-halt.
And while the current government may have inherited the policy from its predecessor, families whose lives were brought to a standstill as a result of the Conservative-era decision are calling on the Liberal administration to explain why it has upheld a ban based on a murky set of religious principles they say the Canadian government has no business wading into….
Article posted with permission from Robert Spencer
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