Friday, 10 August 2012

When a child is legitimate in Islam

According to the sunni school of law a child is legitimate if it is born after six months of marriage. This very principle is discussed in this judgment.

  Citation Name  : 2007  CLC  1145     LAHORE-HIGH-COURT-LAHORE
  Side Appellant : ZAHEER AHMAD
  Side Opponent : Mst. NASIMAN BIBI alias NASIM BIBI
                        ---Legitimacy---Principles---Sunni school of thought---child  born after six months of marriage or within two years of dissolution of marriage would be presumed to be a legitimate child  of his father---To dislodge such presumption one has to prove that the child  was born within six months of marriage or more than two years after divorce.

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