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Marrying your uncle’s divorced wife


Nasihah (Advice): Marriage proposals – Consulting with the spouse’s family


Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam said: “Consult women about (the marriage of) their daughters” (Abu Dawood)




Question and Answer:


  1. Q.My mother’s brother has divorced his wife who is also my age. I was considering marrying her after the Iddah period. Is it permissible for me to marry my mother’s brother’s ex-wife? Is it wrong to do so?


(Question published as received)



  1. Your mother’s brother’s ex-wife is considered a non-Mahram (stranger) to you. As such, it is permissible for you to marry your mother’s brother’s ex-wife after the Iddah period. (Surah Nisaa)



And Allah Knows Best


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