Q: I am married and by mistake had an affair with a guy. Now I am pregnant and that guy forces me to continue the relationship otherwise he will claim for that baby from me. Please tell me what should I do now. Here I need to clear that I am not sure that the baby is from that guy or from my husband. I seek forgivness of Allah for the sin and I pray to Allah that the baby belongs to my husband. Please help me in this issue.
According to the shariah, the child will be from your husband.
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.