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Stepsiblings and cousins

Fatwaa ID: 1473

Assalamualaykum mufti sahib. A sister is asking this query. She has a daughter from her first husband who passed away and she married again to her husband ‘s real brother( who had a son from his first wife) now this sister wants to know that if her second husband ‘s son is mahram to her daughter or not? Jazakillahu khairan

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

We take note of the details of your query. The two children in question, aside from being cousins, are stepsiblings. They do not share a single parent. Thus, they are non-mahrams to each other. Hijaab and inter-gender interaction rules will be fully applicable between them. The parents must diligently ensure that these laws are maintained.

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

12/23/1444 AH – 07/11/2023 CE | AML1-8048

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


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