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Marriage to the father’s cousin

Nasihah (Advice): Consider yourself a stranger and amongst the people of the grave

Sayyiduna Ibn Umar Radhiyallahu Anhu says that Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam took hold of me and said: “‘O ‘Abdullah, be in this world like a stranger, or one who is passing through, and consider yourself as one of the people of the graves.’”(Ibn Majah)

Question and Answer:

Q. Can I marry my grandmothers (fathers side) sisters daughter, my fathers cousin?

(Question published as received)

A. Your father’s cousin (grandmother’s sister’s daughter) is considered to be a stranger (non- Mahram) to you. It is permissible for you to marry her. (Fataawa Mahmoodiyyah 11/268) 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows Best

Mufti Ismaeel Bassa

Confirmation: Mufti Ebrahim Desai

Fatwa Department
Jamiatul Ulama (KZN) 

Council of Muslim Theologians
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Durban, South Africa
Tel : +27 (0) 31 2077099

Email: fatwa@jamiat.org.za
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Website : www.jamiat.org.za

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