To: Mufti Ismail Moosa
Posted: Thu, May 27, 2010 at 1:33 AM
Subject: How is the origin of a person defined in Islam?
Assalâmu 'alaykum wa rahmatullâhi wa barakâtuh.
1) Is it correct that according to Islâm the origin (e.g. Turkish,
German, Arab) of a person is defined *only* by the father and nothing
2) Example: Father is Turkish, mother is German and the child is
conceived and born in France.
According to Islâm, what will the child now be considered? A Turk, a
German, a French or a mix?
3)As far as I know according to Islâm the child in the above example
would be considered a Turk, is that correct?
From: Mufti Ismail Moosa
Posted: Mon, May 31, 2010 at 10:19 PM
Subject: Re: How is the origin of a person defined in Islam?
Wa'alaykum as Salam,
The lineage of a person will be towards the father. Thus, in the example you mentioned, the child will considered a Turk.
لأن النسب للآباء (المبسوط للسرخسي - (27 / 289)
لأن النسب للآباء لا للأمهات وفيه حمل الزوجية على الغير فلا يصح (الدر المختار - 5 / 617)
And Allah Ta'ala knows best,
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