Ascribing a baby born after six months to the father

Q 3: What is the ruling on a baby who is born only six months after the consummation of marriage; is such a baby to be ascribed to his mother's husband? It may be worth mentioning that the mother of the concerned child is one of the most truthful people.

A: If a wife gives birth to her baby six months or more after the consummation of her marriage, the baby will be ascribed to the wife's husband as the least period of pregnancy is six months. Proof for this is that Allah (Exalted be He) says, ...and the bearing of him, and the weaning of him is thirty months and ...and his weaning is in two years So if weaning is for twenty four months, only six months will remain for the bearing of the baby. May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.