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Ex-spouse of one’s parents

Fatwaa ID: 2090

Asalamualykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh
If a couple got divorced and they have kids.
Amd the husband got married again and had a son or duaghter, so the children amongst themselves will be half siblings. But will the ex wife be mahram to this child of her ex husband?
Amd vice versa so the ex wife gets .arrived again and has a daughter or son. Will ex husband be mahram to his ex wife child?
Jazakallah khair

In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

In principle, when a person marries someone, his/her ascendants and descendants become permanently haraam on him/her, and vice-versa. Accordingly, the ex-spouse of one’s parents are mahrams. Marriage with them is not permissible. Notwithstanding this, it is essential that modesty, and even hijaab, is maintained between them.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York

07/24/1445 AH – 02/05/2024 CE | AML1-8774

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


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