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Marrying one’s niece

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Q: I am a Muslim boy and I want to marry my sister’s daughter. Is this halaal or haraam? Please tell me the answer in the light of Qur’an and Hadith.


A: Your sister’s daughter is your niece. It is haraam in Islam for one to get married to his niece.

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 MuftiOnline.co.za, 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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