Adoption

, Volume 1

The practice of assuming parenthood of another’s child. Adopted children are mentioned three times in the Madani Sūrat al-Aḥzāb (Q 33:4-5, 37). In Q 33:4 and 37, the word used for them is adʿiyāʾ, the anomalous plural of daʿī, from the root d-ʿ-w; eight forms of this root occur in the Qurʾān, 112 times in…

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