Can I Marry My Half-Niece?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam

Question:As salaamu alaykum,

Can I marry my half-niece?

Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah,

No, it is impermissible to marry your half-niece just as it is impermissible to marry your full niece because of the generality of the Qur’anic verse, 4.23.

[Zayla`i, Tabyin al-Haqa’iq (2.102); Maydani, al-Lubab fi Sharh al-Kitab (411)]

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And Allah Most High alone knows best.

[Ustadh] Tabraze Azam

Checked & Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Ustadh Tabraze Azam was born and raised in Ipswich, England, a quiet town close to the east coast of England. His journey for seeking sacred knowledge began when he privately memorized the entire Qur’an in his hometown at the age of 16. He also had his first experience in leading the tarawih (nightly-Ramadan) prayers at his local mosque. Year after year he would continue this unique return to reciting the entire Quran in one blessed month both in his homeland, the UK, and also in the blessed lands of Shaam, where he now lives, studies and teaches.