A Dictionary of Islam/Infants

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INFANTS, The Religion of. The general rule is that the religion of an infant is the same as that of its parents. But where one of the parents is a Muhammadan, and the other of a different persuasion (as a Jew or a Christian), the infant must be accounted a Muhammadan, on the principle that where the reasons are equally balanced, the preference is to be given to that religion. {Hidaijah, vol. i. p. 177. Sharif i yah, Appendix No 71, Baillie's Inheritance, p. 28.)