I am a non muslim female that has been committing zina with a Male for many years. He was married and during our relationship has gotten divorced. Our relationship has resulted in the birth of a baby girl. I want to convert to islam and make nikah with him, however he has now told me that in order to make nikah we have to be apart for 6 months for every year that we have been together. Is this true or what would be the correct path from here
After accepting Islam both of you must sincerely repent for your sin and you must cleanse your womb by observing istibra’ or ‘iddah, which is three menstrual cycles according to the longer duration. After doing that you may marry. There is no '6 months for every year' condition. For further information contact a qualified scholar in person.