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Can a stepdaughter marry her stepfather after her stepfather divorces her mother? 

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by TheMufti.com

Q.  My friend ask me to ask you if a step daughter can get Married to her step father if her step father divorces his wife (her mother)?


A. If a husband consummates his Nikah with his wife, he becomes a Mahram (non-stranger) to his stepdaughter. (Nisaa 4/23) The ruling is the same even if the wife passes away or the marriage is terminated.

Hence, it will not be permissible for a stepfather to marry his stepdaughter once his marriage is consummated with his wife (stepdaughter’s mother).

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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