What is a Mahram?

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What is a Mahram?

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.


A Mahram is an individual whom one is permanently prohibited from marrying.

Examples of mahram for a man: daughter, granddaughter, mother, grandmother, niece, aunty, mother in-law, grandmother in-law, daughter in-law, granddaughter in-law.

Examples of mahram for a woman: son, grandson, father, grandfather, nephew, uncle, father in-law, grandfather in-law, son in-law, grandson in-law.

Darul Fiqh Team

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