Before I accepted Islam I committed adultery an conceived a child with a married
woman. The woman's husband has been told the truth and is aware that the child is
not his, but he still wants to keep the child and his wife. Her husband wants to have
nothing to do with me(understandably) and wishes that I keep away from my son
who I have rarely seen and he does not know who I am. The child is almost 3 years
old and I have been a Muslim for almost 2 years.
What is the Islamic ruling in such a case? Can I consider the child to be mine?
The husband and his wife are both kaffirs.
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Islam erases whatever
took place before it and after Allah guides you there is no sin on you, regarding
something which took place in the past. The rule according to the Shariah (Islamic
Laws) is that the child is to the bed and follows the husband, unless he washes
his hands of the matter.
The child in not
considered to be your son, nor do you have any responsibility for him. So start
a married life according to Islam.
May Allah forgive
you and increase you in protection.