So I overheard a strange idea in an advanced Islamic lecture which I was not supposed to hear. The alimah was giving a lecture and I was in the next room so I couldn’t help overhearing it.
We all know that the spiritual state of the mother during pregnancy has an influence on her children, what I overheard took this concept to another level. The alimah was telling her students about “non apparent” illegitimacy. When a person is apparently legitimate but he displays characteristics of illegitimate people. This happens because that person’s mother though apparently faithful to her husband was actually in love with another man and was thinking about him (mental zina). The children from such marriages though apparently legitimate will display characteristics of illegitimate people!
That’s a scary thought. Especially because most marriages in our community are not “love” marriages.