Possible to marry your father`s or mother`s first cousin?
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in islam,is it possible to marry your father`s or mother`s first cousin?
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Marry parents cousin
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Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 4 Surah Nisaa verse 23:
23 Prohibited to you (for marriage) are: your mother, daughters, sisters, father's sisters, mother's sisters, brother's daughters, sister's daughters, foster-mothers (who gave you suck), foster-sisters, your wives' mothers, your step-daughters under your guardianship born of your wives to whom ye have gone in, no prohibition if ye have not gone in; (those who have been) wives of your sons proceeding from your loins, and two sisters in wedlock at one and the same time except for what is past; for Allah is Oft-Forgiving Most Merciful.
Dear and Beloved sister in Islam, cousins (regardless of they are maternal or paternal cousins) are not mehrams or amongst those relations whom the All-Knowing, All-Wise Lord has forbidden to be sought in marriage; thus marrying ones cousins, or even ones parents cousins is absolutely permissible in Islam, if one wishes to do so.
The biggest example of such a marriage in Islamic history is the marriage of Hadrat Fatimah (r.a.) binte Mohamed (saws), the daughter of the Noble Prophet (saws) who was married to the first cousin of her father: Hadrat Ali ibn Abi Talib (r.a.).
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