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Pregnant girl marries another man

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Assalamu aleikum:

The answer you gave is that if the person is getting married while preganant to the same person who gave her the child then the nikaah is valid. what about if the person she is marrying is different, that is not the father of the child?

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Pregnant girl marries another man

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Your Question: what about if the person she is marrying is different, that is not the father of the child?

If all the Shariah conditions of marriage (mehr, two witnesses, wali, etc.) have been met, the marriage of the pregnant woman to a man who is not the father of the child will be deemed valid in Shariah.


If the man who is not the father of the child has prior knowledge that the woman is pregnant from another man, and in spite of that he wishes to marry her, he should abstain from having conjugal relations with her until she has delivered the child. The new-born will not be considered a legal son/daughter of the husband, nor will the baby be called by the husbands name, nor can the child inherit from the husband; but rather the child will be recognized and called by the name of his mother.


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