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Can a man marry his aunt (mothers brothers wife)?

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by TheMufti.com

Q.My mother’s brother has divorced his wife who is also my age. I was considering marrying her after the Iddah period. Is it permissible for me to marry my mother’s brother’s ex-wife? Is it wrong to do so?


A. Your mother’s brother’s ex-wife is considered a non-Mahram (stranger) to you. As such, it is permissible for you to marry your mother’s brother’s ex-wife after the Iddah period. (Nisaa)

It is a different issue if you choose not do so for any other reason.

Allah Ta’ala Knows Best

Mufti Ismaeel Bassa

This answer was collected from TheMufti.com, which is a fatwa portal managed by Mufti Ismaeel Bassa from South Africa.

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