Marrying one’s foster sister’s sisters and neices

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Q: I have a foster sister with whom I have shared milk from her mother. In my knowledge, she is like a sister to me and is mahram so I cannot marry her.

What I want to ask is that the other relations (her sisters and her neices [sister’s daughters]), are they also mahram to me and I cannot marry them?


A: Yes, you can marry them.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, 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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