Is this Nikah Valid?


I would like an urgent response to this.
A couple conceived a baby out of wedlock, got married in front of a witness designated by them – a few months after the mother became pregnant. The baby is not born yet.  Is this Nikah valid?


Wa `alaykum salam,

The couple must sincerely seek repentance and forgiveness from Allah Most Gracious, Most Merciful for the grave sin of “Zina“. See Qur’an 6:54.

The child will be considered innocent in the sight of Islamic Law and will not be blamed for what his parents did.

The best solution in this situation is to accept the reality of the matter. The couple is to get married, raise the child without reveling to him that he was conceived out of wedlock. Allah knows best.

Imam Senad Agic
American Islamic Center – Chicago

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