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Child Before Marriage


If a boy and girl had intercourse before marriage and the girl got pregnant. But they had intention to get married (without having recited any contract of permanent or temporary marriage). Can they recite nikaah and give birth to that child?

According to his eminence Ayatullah Sistani: yes,  they can get married after this but first the girl must repent on the sin committed. Also, the child will be
illegitimate for the rest of his/her life. 

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"... verily Allah is the best of the forgivers"...-Holy Qur'aan

N.S. Jaffary