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Who would be the father of the baby?

Q:

Salam

Just want to know if a married woman does sex with another man and she gets pregnant when the baby is born  who is the father of that baby by Islam?? Her husband or that man?

A:

Wa Alaykumussalam

Thank you for your query.

It is a heinous act that this woman has indulged into. It is haram for a woman to indulge is such a great sin while having her husband. She should seek forgiveness for this greater sin.

If the woman is not certain whether the child is from fornication, the child belongs to the real husband of this woman. But if the woman is certain that the child is from fornication with the other man, then the fornicator is the father of that child and must provide the maintenance as well.

May Allah(swt) grant you success

Wassalam,

Syed Haider