Children born out of Irregular Marriage legitimate in Muslim Law, Supreme Court [Read Judgment]

Meera Emmanuel January 22 2019
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The Supreme Court has noted that children born out of irregular marriages, including one between a Muslim man and a Hindu woman, are legitimate and therefore eligible to inherit intestate property as per applicable rules in Muslim law.

As stated in the judgment passed today,

"... the marriage of a Muslim man with an idolater or fireĀ­worshipper is neither a valid (sahih) nor a void (batil) marriage, but is merely an irregular (fasid) marriage. Any child born . . .

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