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Nikaah with zina partner and children therefrom

Fatwaa ID: 604

Assalaam o alikum warahmatulahi wabarakatu.

Does making nikah with the girl he committed zina with does that nikah make the illegitimate child halaal?

In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

If the child was conceived and born prior to the marriage, then that child is illegitimate and the biological parents marrying later on will not make a difference in that. If the child is conceived out of wedlock and is born after the marriage but within six months, then that child too will be considered illegitimate. If the child is born after six months of marriage, then that child will be considered legitimate.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York

07/24/1444 AH – 02/15/2023 CE | AML3-3207

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


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