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Lineage of an illegitimate child

Q: My father is a Muslim from Bangladesh and my mother was a Hindu from India. Now she is a Muslim. They were in a relationship like boyfriend/girlfriend in 1992. That time my mother got pregnant by my father before marriage. Then I was born. My mother escaped with my father and left her own country, family and converted to Islam. Finally they got married in an Islamic way when I was 4 months old. My question is, am I an illegitimate son of my family?


A: Your lineage will be attributed to your mother.

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


Answered by:

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.

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