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Mahram relations between children of co-wives

Fatwaa ID: 1543

Assalamualaikum wrwb respected mufti sahib.
I have 3 specific questions:

  1. Is the 1st wife’s grandchildren mahram for the 2nd wife.
  2. Is the 2nds wife child
    mahram for the 1st wife’s grandchildren?
  3. Is the 1st wives daughters husband mahram for the 2nd wife?

Clarification: Yes. The children of the 1st and 2nd wife are from the same husband.

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

  1. The first wife’s grandchildren are mahram to the second wife.
  2. The second wife’s children are mahram for the first wife’s grandchildren.
  3. The first wife’s daughter’s husband is not a mahram for the second wife.

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

01/09/1445 AH – 07/27/2023 CE | AML1-8111

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


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