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Are step grandchildren Mahrams?

 

Nasihah (Advice): Setting out on a journey on Thursday

 

Sayyiduna Ka’b Ibn Maalik Radhiyallahu Anhu reports from His grandfather that Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi wa Sallam set out on Thursday for the expedition of Tabuk. He liked to set out on a journey on Thursdays. (Al-Mu’jamul Awsat)

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Question and Answer:

 

  1. Salaams 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. Shukran

 

  1. 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.

 

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows Best

 


Mufti Ebrahim Desai

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