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Is it lawful to marry neice

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With reference to my question, "Is it possible to marry with a girl who is the niece of the groom by relation." let me clear out the relation.


Bride is the grand daughter of sister of groom's mother, hence the groom is the uncle of bride. and the groom wanted to marry with the girl. now clearify it.


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Is it lawful to marry niece

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Although oneís motherís sister is considered a Ďmehramí relationship in Shariah, oneís motherís sisterís daughters or grand-daughters are not Ďmehramí and thus it would be lawful for one to seek to marry oneís motherís sisterís daughters or grand-daughters if one wished to do so.


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