Marrying one’s step brother’s daughter

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Q: I have a step brother from my father’s second wife and he has a daughter same age as me. Am I allowed to marry her? Her mother (my step brother’s wife) is my uncle’s wife’s sister.


A: If he is from your father then it will not be permissible, and if he is not from your father then it is permissible.

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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