Religion of a child of a Muslim mother and a Hindu father
Fatwa No: 125878


if any male or female marry with hindu female or male and baby born what is his her religeon of baby.male female not changing religeon before marraige.if after after born of baby can becoming muslim that time how baby embrace islam, pls advise.


All perfect praise be to Allaah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allaah, and that Muhammad, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, is His Slave and Messenger.


Marriage between a Muslim man or woman and a Hindu man or woman is unanimously invalid (see Fataawa 87895 and 84265).

With regard to the child that results from such a marriage, he is traced back to the father as long as he believes that this marriage is valid. However, the child must follow his Muslim parent in religion.

Besides, there is no impediment to embracing Islam by the Hindu spouse whether before or after the birth of the child.

With regard to the child’s embracing Islam, he is a Muslim as long as one of his parents is Muslim (see Fatwa 81957).

Finally, we draw your attention to the fact that the Muslim parent should accustom his child to virtues and acts of worship.

Allaah Knows best.

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