Q: What are the prayer and other sharia rules concerning a person born out of wedlock. If he can’t inherit from his father and can’t lead a jamaat in prayer then why must he himself read prayer or fast?
A: He can lead the prayer if he is the most learned and he will inherit from his mother. There is no need to get into these types of stupid conclusions.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)
This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.