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Marry foster sister

Mu' meneen Brothers and Sisters,

As Salaam Aleikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. (May Allah's Peace, Mercy and Blessings be upon all of you)


One of our brothers/sisters has asked this question:


My mother's sister had breast feed my elder brother who got married to her(Mother's sister's) daughter (Cousin).

Will this marriage will be approved? is there any kuffarah for this? please guide me in the loght of Quran & Hadith.



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Marry foster sister

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Al-Muwatta Hadith 30.4

Yahya related from Malik from Thawr ibn Zayd ad-Dili that Abdullah ibn Abbas (r.a.) said, "The milk which a child under two years old sucks, even if it is only one suck, makes the foster relatives haram (sacred)."


Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 7.36 Narrated by Aisha

The Messenger of Allah (saws) said: Foster suckling relations make all those things haraam (sacred) which are haraam through corresponding birth (blood) relations."


If your mothers sister suckled your brother, then your brother would be considered a mehram to all the biological daughters of your mothers sister in the Sight of Shariah Law.and as such, it would be absolutely unlawful and illegal for your brother to marry the daughters of your mothers sister.


Even if such a marriage were to take place, the marriage will be considered illegal, unlawful, null, and void and in the Sight of Shariah Law, in the Sight of Allah Subhanah, and in the sight of the believers.


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Your brother and well wisher in Islam,





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