Getting pregnant with another man's baby before nikaah

Q: If a girl got pregnant before marriage and married another man without knowing that she is pregnant and when she found out about it after marriage that she is pregnant, is the nikaah done or not?

What is the relation of this child with her husband if the baby is a baby girl?

A: The nikaah will be valid. However, it will not be permissible to have relations with her until she gives birth.

The girl will be a mahram to the husband.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)