Fatwa: # 44863
Category: Jurisprudence and Rulings...
Country: African Country
Date: 19th April 2020


Is the step-son a Mahram for his step-grandmother?


Asalaamu Alaikum

Duas mufti saheb is well.

Can mufti saheb please give me a ruling on this situation


Ahmed married nadia

Nadia has a son (azhar) from a previous marriage

Now is this (azhar) son of nadia a mahram for ahmeds mother?


In short can this boy (azhar) be a a mahram for his step fathers mother(i.e step dadi) ?


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

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

In principle, the step-son is not a Mahram for the step-fathers mother (Dadi).[i] Accordingly, Azhar is not a Mahram for his step dadi.


And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best


Checked and Approved by,

Mufti Ebrahim Desai


[i]  الدر المختار وحاشية ابن عابدين (رد المحتار) (3/ 31)

قَالَ الْخَيْرُ الرَّمْلِيُّ: وَلَا تَحْرُمُ بِنْتُ زَوْجِ الْأُمِّ وَلَا أُمُّهُ وَلَا أُمُّ زَوْجَةِ الْأَبِ وَلَا بِنْتُهَا وَلَا أُمُّ زَوْجَةِ الِابْنِ وَلَا بِنْتُهَا وَلَا زَوْجَةُ الرَّبِيبِ وَلَا زَوْجَةُ الرَّابِّ. اهـ.


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