I had a question on something I’ve been curious about. I know in Islamic jurisprudence, fathers are responsible for providing for children. What happens if there is a divorce? Does the woman have any rights to her kids? I’m just curious as I’ve never heard it talked about (and in reality most children end up with the mom). Part of my curiosity is because the Quran so beautifully talks about reuniting Moses (pbuh) with his mother to cool her grief.

In Islamic law, after divorce the mother has the right to look after the children until they’re seven years of age. In these years the father has to provide for the needs of the children. After seven, he has the right of the children. There are some exceptions stipulated in opinions of scholars.