Are one’s uncles mahram to one’s wife?

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by


1. Is my uncle (father’s/mother’s brother) a mahram to my wife?

2. Also, my wife’s aunties (father’s/mother’s sister) to me?



1. No.

2. No.

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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