Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Na Halaal Dharin or 'Illegitimate Children'

A fatwa declaring that an out-of-wedlock child is 'illegal' according to Sharia and may thus be treated as a 'foreigner' to the impregnating Muslim father.

Raising child of Zina in Muslim environment .

Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the World; and blessings and peace be upon our Prophet Muhammad and upon all his Family and Companions.
We have already made it clear that this boy is a foreigner to this man, i.e. has no family relationship with him.
So, this boy should be treated like any other person alien to the family. He is not to be considered nor treated as a member of the man's family. But, if this man wants to spend on him, to financially support him, to see that he is educated and raised in a Muslim environment, he may do so as a good deed for Allah's sake, just as he may for any other person. However, he cannot be considered as a member of the family or as an heir. It may even be a good deed, which will be, rewarded Insha Allah. This is so, because if this boy is educated according to Shariah and with a Muslim woman, he may become a good pious man. If, on the other hand he is left with a non-Muslim woman in this country of disbelief he will, most probably, become a non-believer.
So, it is lawful for you, and you are even recommended to look after this child and to educate him as to prevent him from going astray in this bad environment.
However, you should screen your wife and daughters from him as soon as he reaches the age of maturity.
Allah knows best.

Read it all here at Islam Web


  1. Anonymous12:08 AM

    Why this blog is getting more and more boring, where is the controversy.

  2. Anonymous1:39 PM

    Man! You are unlucky. Let us live our way. We can't bother about you either!

  3. Anonymous2:42 PM

    Nooney, ziney kuranvee. dharifaskolhu olhuvaalanvee. kon kameh doa. meehaku maraa hiyvveema maranves vee. kon kameh doa. konme meehakahves emeehaku kuran beynun kamegge right onnanvaane. maruveema nimunee. thigolaa ves amilla mamma aai elhen beynumas elhenvee. libey dhariah dharifulhaa kiyaanee. nuvatha konmeves aaa nameh hadhaanee. noonee konmeves anhenakaa ziney kohllaafa libey dhariaai innaanee. eves ok vaane. kobaa massala akee doa.

    christian dheen ves gabool kuraane kameh neiy. edhdheenehves beynumeh noon. ehen noonee manaa kuraa kankan hunnaane. doa!

  4. Some Maldivians have rejected this Islamic teaching and embraced a child they have fathered out of wedlock. But it is rare. Most of the time in this small society, father and son live as strangers but aware of their genetic bond.
    Muslims who comment are boring most of the time as they usually just recite their programmed threats and other nonsense. Rarely if ever do they make a comment that is relevant to the subject of the posting.

  5. Anonymous12:10 AM

    Dhivehi Resistance: You know everything. we must Follow you cos others are wrong and you are right. If we don't, we are dumb fools following what our parents taught us from childhood though we are matured now.