Fatwa: # 22720
Category: Marriage
Country: United States
Date: 13th October 2012


Can I marry my aunt who has a different mother?


Salam alaikum

i have a marriage questions ive checked the oned you have but they still havent answered my question i am from united arab emirates and we have much for marrying family but i would like to know if it allowed to marry a step aunt? which would be my mothers sister but from another mother?


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

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

No, you cannot marry your aunt who has the same father as your own mother. You are a  mahram to her. [i] [ii] [iii]


And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Sohail ibn Arif,
Student Darul Iftaa
Chicago, USA

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.


 وهن الأمهات والبنات والأخوات والعمات والخالات وبنات الأخ وبنات الأخت فهن محرمات نكاحا ووطئا  [i]

      ودواعيه على التأبيد...وأما الخالات فخالته لأب وأم وخالته لأب وخالته لأم وخالات آبائه وأمهاته

الفتاوى الهندية،كتاب النكاح، الباب الثالث في بيان المحرمات ١/ ٢٧٣ دار الفكر


{وعمته وخالته) لأب وأم، أو لأحدهما لقوله تعالى {وعماتكم وخالاتك) [ii]

مجمع الأنهر في شرح ملتقى الأبحر،كتاب النكاح، باب المحرمات ١/ ٣٢٣ دار إحياء التراث العربي


وتحرم عليه أخواته وعماته وخالاته بالنص وهو قوله عز وجل: {وأخواتكم وعماتكم وخالاتكم} النساء: ٢٣ [iii]

 سواء كن لأب وأم أو لأب أو لأم لإطلاق اسم الأخت والعمة والخالة

بدائع الصنائع في ترتيب الشرائع، كتاب النكاح ،فصل أن تكون المرأة محللة ٢/ ٢٥٧ دار الكتب العلمية

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