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Can You Marry Your Wife’s Sister in Islam?

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Q: I am asking this question on behalf of my friend. He is married and got 2 kids. His wife got postnatal depression and he is thinking of marrying his wife’s sister so she can lookafter his kid. Is it allowed in Islam to marry one’s wife’s sister? 


A: It is not permissible to marry two sisters at the same time.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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