Category: Marriage (Nikah)
Fatwa#: 41374
Asked Country: India

Answered Date: Nov 04,2018

Title: Can one marry his first cousin?

Question

Assalamualaikum,

Is it ok or advisable to marry my first cousin (maternal Uncle's daughter) ?

My maternal uncle has also married his maternal Uncle's daughter...so this is a second generation first cousin marriage....I heard that there is a hadees that we should not marry our first cousin over generation after generation....is it true?.... because I am almost engaged and I am really confused....

Note-my father and mother has not married consuingenetally.....

Answer

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

As-salaamu `alaykum wa-ramatullahi wa-barakatuh.

In principle, one may marry his cousin. There is no prohibition from the Shariah for one to marry his cousins.[1]

You may refer to the following link for more information:

http://www.askimam.org/public/question_detail/31610

http://www.askimam.org/public/question_detail/31197

And Allah Ta`ala Knows Best.

Hussein Muhammad.

Student Darul Iftaa

Arusha, Tanzania

Checked and Approved by:

Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

 


[1]

{حُرِّمَتْ عَلَيْكُمْ أُمَّهَاتُكُمْ وَبَنَاتُكُمْ وَأَخَوَاتُكُمْ وَعَمَّاتُكُمْ وَخَالَاتُكُمْ وَبَنَاتُ الْأَخِ وَبَنَاتُ الْأُخْتِ وَأُمَّهَاتُكُمُ اللَّاتِي أَرْضَعْنَكُمْ وَأَخَوَاتُكُمْ مِنَ الرَّضَاعَةِ وَأُمَّهَاتُ نِسَائِكُمْ وَرَبَائِبُكُمُ اللَّاتِي فِي حُجُورِكُمْ مِنْ نِسَائِكُمُ اللَّاتِي دَخَلْتُمْ بِهِنَّ فَإِنْ لَمْ تَكُونُوا دَخَلْتُمْ بِهِنَّ فَلَا جُنَاحَ عَلَيْكُمْ وَحَلَائِلُ أَبْنَائِكُمُ الَّذِينَ مِنْ أَصْلَابِكُمْ وَأَنْ تَجْمَعُوا بَيْنَ الْأُخْتَيْنِ إِلَّا مَا قَدْ سَلَفَ إِنَّ اللَّهَ كَانَ غَفُورًا رَحِيمًا } [النساء: 23

 

الدر المختار شرح تنوير الأبصار وجامع البحار (ص: 179)

 أسباب التحريم أنواع: قرابة، مصاهرة، رضاع، جمع، ملك، شرك، إدخال أمة على

حرة، فهي سبعة ذكرها المصنف بهذا الترتيب، وبقي التطليق ثلاثا، وتعلق حق الغير بنكاح أو عدة، ذكرهما في الرجعة.

(حرم) على المتزوج ذكرا كان أو أنثى نكاح (أصله وفروعه) علا أو نزل (وبنت أخيه

وأخته وبنتها) ولو من زنى (وعمته وخالته) فهذه السبعة مذكورة في آية: * (حرمت عليكم أمهاتكم) * (النساء: 23) ويدخل عمة جده وجدته وخالتهما الاشقاء وغيرهن وأما عمة عمة أمه

وخالة خالة أبيه حلال كبنت عمه وعمته وخاله وخالته، لقوله تعالى: * (وأحل لكم ما وراء ذلكم) * (النساء: 24) (و) حرم المصاهرة (بنت زوجته الموطوءة وأم زوجته) وجداتها مطلقا بمجرد العقد الصحيح (وإن لم توطأ) الزوجة لما تقرر أن وطئ الامهات يحرم البنات، ونكاح

البنات يحرم الامهات، ويدخل بنات الربيبة والربيب.

 

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