People born out of wedlock in Islam – Why restrictions on certain aspects of their religious practices?

From the logical (ʿaqlī) and Islamic legal (sharʿī) perspective, why is it that children born out of wedlock (illegitimate children), despite the fact that they may be good people, are not allowed to lead congregational (jamāʿat) prayers? Is there any basis to this in the Quran or the teachings of Prophet Muhammad and his successors? If so, what are they and if not, why does this ruling even exist?   DOWNLOAD THE ARTICLE IN PDF HERE

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Surah al-Talaq (The Divorce)

Extracted from Tafsīr-i Nūr written by Shaykh Muhsin Qara’ati Translated by Saleem Bhimji Surah al-Talaq (The Divorce) وَمَن يَتَّقِ اللَّهَ يَجْعَل لَّهُ مَخْرَجاً وَيَرْزُقْهُ مِنْ حَيْثُ لَا يَحْتَسِبُ وَمَن يَتَوَكَّلْ عَلَى اللَّهِ فَهُوَ حَسْبُهُ إِنَّ اللَّهَ بَالِغُ أَمْرِهِ قَدْ جَعَلَ اللَّهُ لِكُلِ‏ّشَىْ‏ءٍ قَدْراً “And he who takes Allāh as (his) shield, He will always make a way out (of his ordeals) for him. And He will provide him sustenance from where he least expects. And he who puts his trust in Allāh, He is sufficient for him (to fulfill his…

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