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Aunt’s Husband as a Mahram


Nasihah (Advice): Seclusion of man and woman


Rasulullah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam said: “No person (man) should be alone with a woman except that there is a Mahram with her.” (Muslim)




Question and Answer:



  1. Can my mother’s sister’s husband be a mahram to us for Hajj or Umrah?


My mother’s sister and her husband will be travelling with us?


(Question published as received)



A. Your mother’s sister’s husband is considered to be non-Mahram (stranger) to you. (Fataawa Mahmoodiyyah)


It is not permissible to travel for Hajj or Umrah with him.



And Allah Ta’ala Knows Best


Mufti Ismaeel Bassa



Mufti Ebrahim Desai




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