Can a cousin be a mahram?

Q: Please clarify regarding who can be a mahram.

1. Can a cousin, son of fathers brother be a mahram to his cousin?

2. Can a cousin, son of mother’s brother be a mahram to his cousin?

Bismillaah

A: Mahram refers to those one is not allowed to marry.

1. No

2. No

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.

 

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)