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Father Marrying One’s Cousin after Mother’s Death

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Assalaamu alaykum. Happy Ramadhan mubarak.
My mother passed away and now my first cousin from my mother’s side want to be in the nikah of my father…is that fine?

Country: South Africa


Wa alaikum as-salaam wa rahmatuLlahi wa barakatuHu,
It is not permissible to join between a woman and her aunt in marriage. The ruling is based on a hadith mentioned in Sahih al-Bukhari (#4820). However the prohibition is temporary. Therefore, after the termination of the first marriage, due to death, your father’s marriage to your cousin would be lawful. (Muatamad Vol 4, Page 37. Mughni Al Muhtaj Vol 3, Page 180)

Allah knows best.

Answered by: Ml. Tariq Mohammad


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