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“Please review the adoption ban and allow Muslim couples to adopt Moroccon children”
“We are a group of muslims trying to get our plea across to the Moroccon government. And when we say ‘adopt’, we of course mean it in the Islamic sense of the word. Please support us as your signature will insha’Allah make a huge difference. Insha’Allah once we have recieved all of the signatures, we will proceed with sending the letter directly to the Minister of Justice’s office and he will hopefully receive it in the highest level of Imaan so that he may take the necessary steps to allow true muslims to adopt”
Kingdom of Morocco
Minister of Justice
Assalaamu alaykom wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,
Dear Mustafa Ramid,
We are writing this petition to ask of you that you review the adoption ban in Morocco.
We are fully supportive of the reason for banning adoption of moroccon children by foreigners. It is only right that our muslim children be raised as muslims. We believe it was a noble deed and that you are in fact saving many children from being raised on a religion other than Islam.
But we want to remind you dear brother, that there are many of us muslim couples out here who want to adopt children and raise them as believers.
Take myself as an example, I have been married for 3 years without children. At 18 years of age, I was diagnosed with a rare condition called MRKH where I am born without a uterus.
I have been searching high and low for legal ways of adopting but it has proved to be a very big challenge. I understand that the process is not easy so as to protect these innocent children from being trafficked and from being placed in the wrong hands.
We are sure Morocco is more than capable of setting the guidelines for adopting but if we may suggest that Muslim couples who are looking to adopt in Morocco must be knowledgeable about Islam especially those who revert to Islam. They should be put to a test on answering questions about Islam (Aqeeda, basic fiqh etc) so that this way the goverment will be able to scan if they are truly muslims or if they just convert for the sake of adopting.
There are so many of us out here, who are actually sincere in our reason to adopt. So we ask of you dear brother, that you re-think and review the ban based on the following reasons:
1. There are hundreds and perhaps thousands of prospective muslim couples who are willing to adopt these children.
2. It will not harm Morocco in anyway (short-term or long-term) if these children were placed in healthy and harmonious Muslim homes.
3. It is a long-term solution to decreasing the number of children in orphanages around Morocco.
4. These children will be raised as muslims and will in turn increase the ummah of muhammad (sal Allahu alayhi wasallam)
5. Everyone deserves a family.
We hope that you will do the right thing and make a decision based on the best interest of the abandoned and orphan children as well as for the best interest of the muslim ummah.
P.s Please note that we mean ‘adopt’ within the realms of the shari’a where the name of the child is not changed and mahram relationship is established through breastfeeding the adopted child (via induced lactation)
SIGN THE PETITION HERE: http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/please-allow-muslims-to-adopt
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