Q. I wanted some clarity on the validity of a mahram. My father remarried a woman after the death of my mother. He has since passed away. Can my nephews (my brother’s sons) be valid mahrams to my step mother? She wishes to make umrah soon. There exists no blood ties between her and us despite her being married to my father for 30 years. Please advise.
A. Your nephews (brother’s sons) are considered to be Mahrams (non-strangers) to your step mother. They are her step grandsons and may travel as a Mahram for her for Umrah.
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Mufti Ismaeel Bassa
This answer was collected from TheMufti.com, which is a fatwa portal managed by Mufti Ismaeel Bassa from South Africa.