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 […]

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 […]