Child born out of wedlock

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Q: Does a father have a right over a child born out of wedlock? Are children born out of wedlock connected in Islam?


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A: The biological father (the fornicator) does not have any right over the child. The child’s lineage will be attributed to the mother. If the mother is a muslim, the child will be considered a muslim.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)