Living with Non-Mahram Male Relatives

Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasattackles the delicate question of a mother’s amana and a young woman living with non-mahram male cousins. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. My mother whose health isn’t the best has given my close auntie (her sister) an amanathree — that if (Allah forbid) my mother passes away before I am […]

Must I Marry My Cousin?

Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil is asked about being urged to marry a cousin when one is interested in someone outside the family. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. I really like a girl from outside my family and I believe that she will be a good partner for me. My family wants me […]

Are My Cousins Mahrams to Me? (Shafi’i)

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question: Assalamu alaykum Are my cousins mahrams to me? Can I marry one of them? Answer: Assalam alaykum. Jazakum Allah khayr for your question. The children of aunts and uncles are cousins to one another. Cousins are not mahrams to each other, and therefore, it is permissible for cousins to […]

Do I Need to Wear Hijab in Front of My Male First Cousins?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: Assalam aleykum, My family is very close-knit, and my male first cousins are like my brothers. Coming from a European background, cousins do not marry cousins, and I struggle to wear the hijab in front of them. Are there any exceptions to the ruling? Is it fine for […]