“Muslim Law clearly distinguishes between a valid marriage (sahih), void marriage (batil), and invalid/irregular marriage (fasid). Thus, it cannot be stated that a batil (void) marriage and a fasid (invalid/irregular) marriage are one and the same. The marriage of a Muslim Man with a Hindu Woman is neither a valid (sahih) nor a void (batil) marriage, but is merely an irregular (fasid) marriage. Any child born out of such wedlock is entitled to claim a share in his father’s property.”
– Hon’ble Justice Mohan M. Shantanagoudar, Mohammed Salim v. Shamsudeen, [Civil Appeal No. 5158 of 2013].