There is a popular belief surfacing among a certain sect of Muslim men that is giving them the impression that they have no responsibilities toward children they have fathered out of wedlock.
Principally, a child born out of wedlock is not attributed to the biological
father. The reason being to condemn such illicit and Haraam acts.
If Shari’ah grants the child recognition, people will continue with
adulterous relationships. The mother of the child must bear the consequences
of her consent to the Haraam act. That will serve as an eye-opener to other
females not to consent to a Haraam thereby suffering the consequences all by
and Allah Ta’ala Knows Best
Mufti Ebrahim Desai