means something forbidden. It has also been incorporated into Urdu
The word zada
is a suffix of Persian origin that means "child of".
The compound word haram zada
is used in Hindi, Urdu
and many other languages like Turkish
and denotes a person of unknown parentage or a person who is born out of wedlock, i.e. illegitimacy
. It is a curse word and may well be met with violence if used to a person.
The definition of Haram Zada in Urdu and Hindi, is someone who betrays his master.
According to orthodox Islamic teachings, there is no blame on a child for the sins of its parents. Thus the legitimacy or lack thereof of one's birth is irrelevant as far as their status as a Muslim is concerned.
Some of the Shia
scholars however hold that an illegitimate child is forever prohibited from leading the prayer, likely due to their faith's emphasis on the blood line. However, the majority Sunni tradition vehemently rejects such a notion.
The Arabic language equivalent is "ibn ul-haram", literally "son of Haram", or "son of forbidden".
In South Asia
it is used as an insult implying a person who undertakes immoral or unethical actions. It is also a (now rarely-used)... Read More