Marrying Cousin’s Son: Permissible?

Answered by Ustadh Faraz A. Khan Question: Is it possible for a woman to get married to her nephew (cousin’s son) if he is elder to her? Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah, I pray this finds you in the best of health and faith. The short answer is yes, it would be permissible. The age […]

Hadith About Seclusion (khalwa) and Unmarriageable Kin (mahram)

Answered by Sidi Salman Younas Question: I recently came across a hadith in English that says, “[t]he man must not be alone with a woman except in the presence of her mahram.” Would you happen to know the book of hadith in which this saying is found. I have not been able to locate it. […]

Are My Half-Brothers Unmarriageable Kin (mahram)?

Answered by Ustadha Sulma Badrudduja Question: I have three half brothers (we share the same father) but they are very much like my own brothers. I don’t distinguish them as being any different. At present they are very young but I was wondering whether they are considered my mahrams once they hit puberty? Answer: I […]

Who is Mahram

Answered by Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam Question : Who is a Mahram? Answer : As a general principle, it is worth remembering that a Mahram is one with whom marriage is permanently unlawful. This is the reason why “Mahram” is translated in English as unmarriageable kin. This (permanent prohibition of marriage) is established in three […]