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Cousin or Niece Marriage

Asalam o Alikum brothers and sisters...I hope you all will be doing good..I am 18 years old male and like my cousin very much.She also likes me and wants to marry with me..We are not in relationship.So my problem is that I heard from my cousins that I was breastfeed by grandmother(father's mom) and she is daughter of my uncle so is she like my niece and I heard niece marriage is forbidden in Islam..Kindly shed some kight on this problem will be very thankful and answer must be according to Sunni ways.Thank you all

KhanPakhtun

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  1. Why do people still insist on marrying their family members in this day and age?! Literally every single person I know that has married their cousin have children with severe health issues. There's a reason why Allah encourages us to marry outside of our family...and even more so if you're in doubt about whether a family member is halal for you or not.

  2. If she was also breastfed from your grandmother then she would be a sister through nursing. If she is your siblings daughter then she is your niece. If neither of those are true then she would be halal to you.

    https://quran.com/4/22-23
    Prohibited to you [for marriage] are your mothers, your daughters, your sisters, your father's sisters, your mother's sisters, your brother's daughters, your sister's daughters, your [milk] mothers who nursed you, your sisters through nursing, your wives' mothers, and your step-daughters under your guardianship [born] of your wives unto whom you have gone in. But if you have not gone in unto them, there is no sin upon you. And [also prohibited are] the wives of your sons who are from your [own] loins, and that you take [in marriage] two sisters simultaneously, except for what has already occurred. Indeed, Allah is ever Forgiving and Merciful.

    • "That you take [in marriage] two sisters simultaneously, except for what has already occurred. Indeed, Allah is ever Forgiving and Merciful."

      what does this mean?

      • ali, it means it's not allowed to marry two sisters at the same time. However, if anyone had already done so before the prohibition was revealed, they were not required to divorce them. It's not really relevant to this OP's question though.

        Wael
        IslamicAnswers.com Editor

      • Salam Ali,

        It's as Wael said. If you're marrying more than one wife you cannot marry the sister of any of your wives. The exclusion is for those before this verse was revealed. So if you already had two sisters in wedlock at the same time then you wouldn't have to divorce them when this verse was revealed.

        You can marry a woman, divorce her, and then marry her sister. That outcome is allowed.

  3. It is Haram to marry her as she is ur niece by breastfeeding...anyways u became halal for each other she is now on ur daughter's place...give her ur brotherly love and care...and be good friends

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