Is a man a mahram to his wife’s daughters from another marriage after she passes away

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Q: My brother got married to a widow who has two daughters from her previous husband. Now his wife passed away and her daughters are still with my brother. Is he mahram for those two adult daughters?


A: Yes.

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, 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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