Wife gave birth to another mans child

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As salaamualikum mufti Saheb
. I am married more than 15years. In this time I have been separated twice and have been divorced as well due to the fact that my wife was having an affair.we were divorced for approx a year and a few months and we got back together and made Nikah.we did not have any children as Allah knows best. Last year I received the best news that my wife fell pregnant. We both were over joyed and I could not thank Allah enough for this blessing. At the time the thoughts were coming to my mind that it may not have been my child as the dates didn’t correspond to when we slept together. I put this thoughts down to shaitaan playing games in my head. Allahumdulliah Allah granted us a wonderful baby girl. It’s now been approx 8 months since the birth and my wife has revealed to me that she is carrying a heavy burden and needed to speak to me. She confessed that the child is not mine. I felt completely devasted. It was like life was not worth living for anymore. I love this child to bits . I told her that I am prepared to accept the child and her and move on so long as the father reel guises his rights. He has said no and wants to be part of the child’s life.he wants visiting rights. I said that I cannot accept this and that we rather get divorced and she marries the father so that the child grows up in a home with both parents. It’s becoming really hard for me. I cry myself to sleep every night and there are times when I don’t sleep. I tear whilst I read namaaz. I’m a broken man. I don’t want to loose this child but I know this is a test from Allah and may be is a punishment for my wrong doings.mufti Saheb , what do I do.
I would appreciate it if you could reply as soon as possible.
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Asked on August 5, 2013 7:20 pm
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That other person has absolute no rights over the child.
However, if you cannot handle the situation. Divorce your wife, let her do what she wants. You proceed with your life.

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Answered on August 5, 2013 7:20 pm