List of mehrams.

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My question is are father's and mother's brothers mahram? And what about father's sister's husband and same with mother's sister's husband? Please advice.

 
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List of mehrams

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is none worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.

 

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 4 Surah Nisaa verses 22-23:

And do not marry at all those women whom your father had married, though what has happened in the past is excepted.†† This is an indecent and abominable thing and an evil practice.

Forbidden to you are your mothers,daughters,sisters,paternal aunts,maternal aunts,brotherís daughters,sisterís daughters,your foster mothers who have given suckle to you,your foster sisters who have taken suckle with you,the mothers of your wives,the daughters of your wives whom you have brought up,the daughters of your wives with whom you have conjugal relations,and it is not sinful for you to marry their daughters (after having divorced them).†† Also forbidden to you are the wives of your sons who are from your loins,and it is unlawful for you to keep two real sisters as wives at one and the same time,though what has happened in the past is excepted,for Allah is indeed Forgiving,Merciful.

 

The Arabic term Ďmehramí is derived from Ďharaamí which literally means something which is sacred, or sacrosanct, or prohibited.In the terminology of Islamic Jurisprudence a Ďmehramí relative is generally one to whom marriage is absolutely and permanently prohibited; and a Ďnon-mehramí is generally one to whom marriage is permissible.

 

Respected sister, for the moment we will provide you with only a general list where Ďalmostí all the Ďmehramsí are included.†† There are some technicalities when a foster or suckle relationship is concerned, thus for the moment we will not get into the details and technicalities of foster-relationships.If you have a question regarding whether a particular suckle-relation is Ďmehramí or not, it would be easier if you asked us specifically.

 

List of Mehram of the woman:

  1. Husband
  2. Father (includes grand father, great grand father,great great grand father, etc.)
  3. Sons(includes sonsís and daughterís sons,grand sons, and so on)
  4. Brother( includes brotheríssons,their sons, and so on)
  5. Sisterís sons (includes sisterís sonís sons,their sons, and so on)
  6. Paternal and Maternal uncles
  7. Son in law
  8. Father in law
  9. step father (from the day the step father conjugates with oneís real mother)
  10. step sons (from the day the wife conjugates with the real father of the step sons)
  11. All the men who (in their infancy) have shared the suckle of the woman she suckled with in her infancy.

 

List of Mehram of the man:

  1. Wife
  2. Mother (includes grand mother, and so on)
  3. Daugther (includes sonís and daughterís grand daughters, and so on)
  4. Brotherís daughters (includes their daughters, grand daughters, and so on)
  5. Sister(includes their daughters, grand daughters, and so on)
  6. Paternal and Maternal aunties
  7. Daughter in law
  8. Mother in law
  9. Step mother (from the day the step mother conjugates with oneís real father)
  10. Step daughter (from the day the husband conjugates with the real mother of the step daughters)
  11. All the women who (in their infancy) have shared the suckle of the woman he suckled with in his infancy.

 

Your Question: My question is are father's and mother's brothers mahram?

Fatherís brothers (paternal uncles) and motherís brothers (maternal uncles) are both amongst the Ďmehramsí of a believing woman in Shariah Law.

 

Your Question: Ö.And what about father's sister's husband and same with mother's sister's husband?

Oneís fatherís sisterís husband or oneís motherís sisterís husband would not be amongst the Ďmehramí relatives of a believing woman in Shariah Law.

 

Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahís Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone.Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.

 

Your brother and well wisher in Islam,

 

 

Burhan

 

 

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