An illegitimate child cannot be attributed to the one who committed Zina with his mother, nor inherit from him

Q 2: What is the ruling on the inheritance of an illegitimate child? If two people commit Zina (adultery), the woman gets pregnant, and the man admits that he has committed Zina with her, (Part No. 16; Page No. 516) does this child inherit from him?

A: An illegitimate child is not attributed to the man who admits that he had committed Zina with his mother. The child is attributed to his mother, according to the Hadith narrated by `Aishah in the tale of `Abd ibn Zam`ah and others. The child was also born outside marriage, so he cannot be attributed to that man. May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.