Zina before nikaah

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Q: When I met my wife and asked her hand in marriage, she agreed but we committed zina before she introduced me to her parents and before we were joined together. She was pregnant when we were joined together. What is the status of our marriage and the first child? When is marriage said to have taken place in Islam or when are the two lawful to have sex?


A: If the child was born after six months of marriage then it is a legitimate child.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, 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.

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