Marrying one’s stepfather’s daughter

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Q: My friend Zaid’s father Bakr died long back so his mother Fathima married another man Haamid. Now Haamid was also married before and his wife Ruqayyah died. In short both Fathima and Haamid are widow. This man Haamid had one daughter Aaisha with his first wife Ruqayyah. Now my friend zaid is going to marry this girl Aaisha. Is this marrage valid or haram?


A: The marriage is valid.

ويجوز أن يتزوج الرجل بأخت أخيه من الرضاع لأنه يجوز أن يتزوج بأخت أخيه من النسب وذلك مثل الأخ من الأب إذا كانت له أخت من أمه جاز لأخيه من أبيه أن يتزوجها (الهداية 2/351)

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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