A fatwa forbids Malaysian children conceived out of wedlock from carrying their father’s name. Photo: BSIP

What’s in a name? For Malaysian Muslims born out of wedlock, stigma and alienation

A fatwa forbids Muslims children conceived out of wedlock from taking their father’s name – barring some from citizenship and access to services. Recent court rulings have raised – and dashed – their hopes

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A fatwa forbids Malaysian children conceived out of wedlock from carrying their father’s name. Photo: BSIP
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