Sunday, January 25, 2015

Adopting Syrian Orphans Banned in Saudi Arabia

This sounds like a shocking lack of compassion/humanitarianism:
The Ministry of Social Affairs has prohibited Saudi families from adopting children of foreign or Arab nationalities and said the ministry is only concerned with taking care of Saudi orphans. 
According to Al-Hayat newspaper on Thursday, the ministry said the children who lose their parents in areas of conflicts such as Iraq and Syria are the concern of the international humanitarian organizations.
What goes unmentioned is that classic Islamic doctrine forbids adoption for reasons going all the way back to Islam's founder.

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