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Pregnancy as result of Adultery

Q:

Assalamu Alaykum, Brother, I am married with kids. I feel I have fear of Allah and pray regularly. But recently I did a grave sin (adultery) and in enormous mental agony. I understand I am a very bad soul, I am asking forgiveness to Allah and requesting him to keep this between us (Allah and Me). I am also very afriad for the consequences (pregnancy and disease) and asking for Allah's guidance and mercy. Please pray for this sinner so that Allah show his mercy and grant forgiveness. I want to know if there is a way I can seek for his fogiveness and ask his guidance so that I can control myself for future wrong doing? what is islamic ruling in case a pregnancy is a result of this adultery. I am praying to Allah please, give mercy to me and give me strength to not do this grave sin anymore. Please brother pray for me and if you can advice me please do, I feel my life is ruined, please pray for this very bad person so that I can die with my islam and with integrity. Assalamu alykum.

A:

Bismillah ArRahman ArRaheem
Wa-Alaykum As Salaam

May Allahﷻ forgive the believing men and women, for "Truly, God loves those who repent, and He loves those who cleanse themselves." (2:222).

As you are aware, adultery is considered a Greater Sin.

With regards to your questions:

*I want to know if there is a way I can seek for his forgiveness and ask his guidance so that I can control myself for future wrong doing?*

Please repent honestly and truthfully.  You should spend some time thinking about how you should repent purposefully, read as much material as you can about repentance and how it can be achieved.  See also http://www.askanalim.org/node/106

*What is islamic ruling in case a pregnancy is a result of this adultery.*

   1. Abortion is not permissible.  Ruling 2462. If a woman becomes pregnant as a result of fornication or adultery, it is not permissible for her to have an abortion.     https://www.sistani.org/english/book/48/2352/
   2. The child is illegitimate.  Please see also  http://www.askanalim.org/node/243

Insha-Allah you will be in our prayers.

S.L Al-Hakim