Fatwa: # 35999
Category: Beliefs and Practices (Aq...
Country: United Kingdom
Date: 26th January 2019


Who is my Mahram?


Assalam alaikum,

I am a Muslim Brother.


3.  Am I mahram or non mahram to my uncle’s wife e.g. chacha and mama’s wife?

4.  Is my wife mahram to her auntie’s husband e.g. chachi and khala’s husband?


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

Muhtaram Brother,

(1) Your uncle’s wife, ie your chachi and your mami are not your Mahrams. You will have to observe hijab from them.

(2) Your wife is a Mahram to her Chacha, i.e. her father’s brother. [1]

(3) Your wife is not a Mahram to her mother’s sister’s husband, ie her khalas husband. She will have to observe hijab from him.


And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Muhammad I.V Patel

Student Darul Iftaa
Lusaka, Zambia


Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.



النتف في الفتاوى للسغدي (1/ 253) [1]

الْحُرْمَة المؤبدة بِالنّسَبِ

فَأَما النّسَب فَهُوَ الرَّحِم الْمحرم وهم أَرْبَعَة اصناف

فالصنف الاول الْآبَاء والامهات والاجداد والجدات وان علوا

والصنف الثَّانِي الاولاد واولاد الاولاد من الذُّكُور الاناث وَإِن سفلوا

والصنف الثَّالِث الاخوة والاخوات من اي وَجه كَانُوا لاب وام أَو لاب أَو لَام وَأَوْلَاد جَمِيعهم وان بعدوا

والصنف الرَّابِع الاعمام والعمات والاخوال والخالات واعمام وعمات واخوال وخالات الْآبَاء والامهات والاجداد والجدات وان علوا من اية جِهَة كَانُوا لاب وام أَو لاب اَوْ لَام يحرمُونَ بِأَنْفسِهِم


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