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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 […]

Who Becomes Mahrams When Two Parents Marry?

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question: Assalamu alaykum My father is getting married again soon. My step mother to be has 4 children, 1 son and 3 daughters. My family is also 1 boy and 3 girls. Will anyone become mahram to anyone? Answer: Wa’alaykum assalam. Jazakum Allah khayr for your question. I’m sorry to […]

Are Step Siblings From Each Other’s Unmarriageable Kin (Mahram)?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum If two individuals who are divorced and have kids from their previous marriages marry, what is the shariah ruling (mahram or non-mahram) regarding the kids from the previous marriages? Answer: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah, No, step siblings are not from each other’s unmarriageable kin (mahram). As […]

Can My Brother-In-Law Be My “Mahram” for a Trip?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum I am a 22 year old woman and this year I have applied for Hajj and I have planned to go with my mother-in-law and my brother-in-law. Can they be my mahram? Can I get a visa? Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah, No, your brother-in-law is not […]

My Uncle Is Sexually Attracted to My Sister. What Should We Do?

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question: Assalam alaykum I have an uncle who is sexually attracted to my sister. He ignores his wife and kids who are suffering from this. My sister doesn’t mind the behavior of my uncle. I am very tense and frustrated because of this issue. What should his wife do? Can […]

Is the Father-In-Law Still a Mahram After the Husband Passes Away?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: Assalam aleykum Will the father-in-law continue to be a Mahram for the woman when her husband passes away? Answer: assalamu alaykum Yes. The father-in-law of a woman will remain her mahram even after the passing of her husband. This is clear from the Qur’anic verse: “and also prohibited for […]

Can I Marry to My Mother’s Brother’s Widow?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum Can I marry to my mother’s brother’s widow? I don’t have any blood relation with her. Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah, Yes, it would be permitted to marry your mother’s brother’s widow. This is on condition that you are not already married to a blood relative, such […]

Is My Wife’s Aunt From My Mahram?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum Is my wife’s paternal aunt from my mahram? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, No, you are not from the unmarriageable kin (mahram) of your wife’s paternal aunt. The basis with respect to the opposite gender is prohibition (hurma), unless there is an established relationship between the […]

Should I Treat My Male Cousins in the Same Way I Treat Strangers on the Street?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question:  Assalam aleykum, I reverted to Islam earlier this year. My family is completely Christian. I come from a culture in which everyone is friendly with each other and everyone’s basically cousins. How am I meant to maintain my ties with my family, specifically my male cousins and other […]

Can a Woman Go to Hajj With Her Sister and Her Borther in Law?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: A sister in Bangladesh is wanting to go to hajj and claims that her husband is in no mental state to take her. Her three sons cannot return back to Bangladesh to accompany their mother. The mother is now asking whether she would be able to go along with […]