Is It Permissible for Me to Marry My Maternal Cousin’s Son?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: Assalam aleykum, I am a woman who has received a marriage proposal from my maternal cousin’s son. Is it permissible for me to marry him? Answer:Assalamualaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray this finds you well. May Allah reward you for reaching out to us. Marriage It is […]

Love, Marriage and Relationships in Islam: All Your Questions Answered

A comprehensive collection of resources that offer clear and practical guidance on successful marriages. Based on the Qur’an, Prophetic teachings and scholarly wisdom, find out how we can all have marriages that fulfill the worldly and spiritual potential of what the Prophet ﷺ referred to as “half the religion.” And it is among His signs that He has created for […]

First Cousin Marriages and Potential Hereditary Diseases

Answered by Shaykh Faraz A. Khan Question: I am interested in sending a marriage proposal to my first cousin. My parents were first cousins, and it has come to my attention that marrying my first cousin may be mukrooh as there are known hereditary diseases in my family that may be transmitted to my offspring. […]

Did the Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) Discourage Marrying Cousins?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz A. Khan Question: Did the Prophet (peace be upon him) discourage marrying relatives (ie. cousins) even though it is lawful? Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah, I pray this finds you in the best of health and states. The short answer is that there are certain narrations that discourage marrying cousins, yet […]

Are First Cousins Considered Like Brother and Sister for the Purposes of Marriage?

Answered by Sidi Tabraze Azam Question: One of my relative is about to marry his father’s own brother’s daughter.  Isn’t he a mahram to her? Aren’t they like brother and sister. Is it allowed in Islam? Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh I pray that you are well, insha’Allah. It is permitted to marry […]

Are First Cousin Marriages Permissible in Islam?

Answered by Ustadh Faraz A. Khan Question: I’m looking for answer on first cousin marriage according to Quran and sunnah.  I love my cousin but her mother say first cousin marriage is not allowed in Islam.  According to her mother Allah warns us to beware of cousin marriage danger.  Please explain this for me.  Thanks. […]

The Ruling of First Cousin Marriages: A Balanced Perspective

Answered by Dr. Asim Yusuf Question: My questions relates to marrying first cousins. Although its permissible in Islam, i was wondering as regards to arguments against this as many people cite health issues and high rates of disabilities among children. I’m struggling to get my head around a ruling in Islam that potentially puts people […]