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    Question ID: 31688Country: United States of America

    Title: Born to parents who are not married.

    Question: I would like to know what Islam says about me, as I am born to parents who were not married. I heard that illegitimate children are not allowed to lead prayers. Is this true? Are there any restrictions to me in dunya or deen?

    Answer ID: 31688

    Bismillah hir-Rahman nir-Rahim !

    (Fatwa: 802/802/M=1432) According to Shariah, you are not guilty. Guilty is the pair (man and woman) with whose illegal meeting you were born. There is no restriction for you. The criteria of virtue before Allah is taqwah (piety) and righteousness. Your good deeds can make you as respectful as others in the eyes of Allah. If you fulfil the criteria taqwah, purity and other qualities and conditions, you can lead salah.

    Allah (Subhana Wa Ta'ala) knows Best

    Darul Ifta,

    Darul Uloom Deoband, India