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Can cousins marry.

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Two blood relatives (brother's or sister's) children's  can get married. Is It Halal. Please clear me. With clear history IF POSSIBLE.

 

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Can cousins marry

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 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.

 

Cousins are not amongst those relations whom the All-Knowing, All-Wise Lord has forbidden to be sought in marriage; thus marrying ones cousins is absolutely permissible and lawful in Islam, if one wishes to do so.

 

Your Question: .With clear history IF POSSIBLE.

The Messenger of Allah (saws) himself married Hadrat Zainab (r.a.) who was the daughter of his fathers sister.

 

The Messenger of Allah (saws) gave the hand of his beloved daughter Hadrat Fatimah (r.a.) in marriage to Hadrat Ali (r.a.), who incidentally was the son of his fathers brother.

 

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