Rape victims and their offspring

Reference: Majmoo’ Fataawa wa Maqaalaat Mutanawwi’ah – Volume 8, Pages 265

From: ‘Abdul-‘Azeez ibn ‘Abdullaah ibn Baaz

To: The noble brother – A.K.A.J. – may Allaah facilitate for you your affairs

as-Salaamu ‘alaykum wa Rahmatullaahe wa Barakaatuhu, to proceed:

Your correspondence reached me consisting of:

Your question about the children of the women who were raped in Bosnia and Herzegovina and your need for beneficial [Islaamic] books.

It pleases me to send you a copy of my book «Majmoo’ Fataawa wa Maqaalaat Mutanawwi’ah» and «al-‘Aqeedah al-Waasitiyyah» and the book «Fat.h al-Majeed Sharh Kitaab at-Tawheed» and «al-Usool ath-Thalaathah» and «al-‘Aqeedah at-Tahaawiyyah» and «at-Tahqeeq wal-Eedhaah» – it is hoped Allaah will cause you to benefit from them [in shaa.-Allaah].

As regards the issue concerning the children, then it is obligatory upon the Muslims to take charge/custody of them and bring them up with Islaamic manners, and not leave them for the Christians and other than them, as Allaah (Subhaanahu wa Ta’aala) says:

{The believers, men and women, are Awliyaa. (helpers, supporters, friends, protectors) of one another…}, [Soorah at-Towbah, Aayah 71]

and He ﷺ said:

«The Muslims in their mutual love, kindness and compassion, are like the human body where when one of its part is in agony the entire body feels the pain both in sleepness and fever», [al-Bukhaaree and Muslim]

…as their ruling is that of orphans (without fathers), and Allaah has legislated kindness and charity to the orphans specifically.

I ask Allaah for you and for all the Muslims that he facilitates the affairs and guides to all that is good.

was-Salaam ‘alaykum wa Rahmatullaahe wa Barakaatuhu

He is a graduate of the Islaamic University of Madeenah, having graduated from the Institute of Arabic Language, and later the Faculty of Sharee'ah in 2004. He currently resides in Birmingham, UK.

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