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Wives of one’s uncles

Fatwaa ID: 1490

Asalamualaikum Mufti Sahib

Are the wives of your uncles (Mum and Dad’s brothers) Mahrams to you? And are you allowed to pick up a female baby of your uncles and aunts?


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

  1. The wives of one’s uncles, maternal and paternal, are non-mahrams. The laws of hijaab and inter-gender interactions are fully applicable.
  2. It is permissible to pick up a female baby. The laws of hijaab and inter-gender interactions are not applicable with non-baaligh children.

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

12/29/1444 AH – 07/17/2023 CE | AMG3-3970

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


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