3- When is custody granted to a mother?
- Sunnis: 12 years for males and females. Custody of children at this age is only granted to the mother. If custody is transferred to the mother’s mother as a result of the mother’s death, the age of custody shall be 7 for males and 9 for females.
- Shiites: two years for males and 7 years for females.
- Druze: 7 years for males and 9 years for females.
Custody is never granted to a mother of a different religion.