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A unmarriageable kin with whom sexual intercourse would be considered incestuous and a punishable taboo.

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What kind of clothes are to be worn around mahrams?

Given both girls and boys, who have reached an age of maturity are permitted to dress more freely around mahrams (such as around siblings & parents), is there any constraint to "dressing freely"? ...
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Can i travel without a mahram?

Just like most females, I don't have a wali or a male mahram that I can travel with. Is it permissible to travel by myself or with a female mahram?
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Are grand-nieces mahrams? [duplicate]

we are a muslim family,recently we have a family issue concerning marriage.My younger brother wants to marry the grand daughter of my elder sister. we are all from the same mum and dad. Most of the ...
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How many times should a woman suckle her adopted child to become mahram?

After knowing that, if a couple adopts a child, the child will still be non-mahram for the woman if it was a boy or vice-versa for her husband. Alhamdulillah these restrictions will not be applied, ...
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Is having sexual relations with a mahram permissible?

If can look and touch a mahram then why can't I enjoy sexual realations as well? please provide specific evidence to support your answer.
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Is father-in-Law non-mahram according to Islam?

If a young woman gets married outside family, does she has to observe full hijab in front of her father-in-law. Is he Mahram? That would mean she has to hide her face from her father-in-Law all times ...
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Who can be a chaperone when talking to a potential woman?

I would like to know who can be a chaperone when you want to get to know a potential woman? For the purposes of marriage of course. Can a friend of the woman be a sufficient chaperone? Please offer ...
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How do unmarried women with no mahram go on a pilgrimage to Mecca?

A pilgramage to Mecca is one of the five pillars of Islam, considered mandatory for both men and women. However, Mecca is in Saudi Arabia, a country which enforces strict rules on the behaviour of ...
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Can I perform Umrah with my paternal uncle?

I am 20 years old unmarried girl My paternal uncle is going to perform Umrah with his wife and his two less than 10 years old kids Can I go with them to perform Umrah?
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Are girls/women mahrams of/to each other?

I want to know are all the girls/women mahrams of/to each other? If yes, then can a group of girls travel on their own without a male-mahram?
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Can I marry my sister-in-law after my wife's death?

I am from lahore pakistan my question is can i marry my sali ( wife younger sister ) My wife died few months back i have 2 small kids i am 40 year old my family and my inlaws family want me to marry ...
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What does “mahram” mean?

I am trying to understand meaning of mahram. Can someone explain to me what it means in Islam? I have read about it on the internet but still can't understand its meaning.
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what is umrah condition for old women if she had no mehram?

There is a women in my neighbor and she is unmarried old lady of 60 years and have enough money to perform umrah but have no mahram with her. so what is the condition for her? she can perform umrah ...
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Why are we not allowed intercourse with Mahram while children of Adam were allowed to marry them?

I want to ask about sexual relations and marriages with mahrams e.g siblings because I read that at time of Hazrat Adam their children had intercourse with each other and so why can't we do it now if ...
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Can I marry my cousin sisters husbands niece? [duplicate]

I fell in love with my father's sister's daughter's husband's niece, I really want to marry her, is she mahram for me? can I marry her?
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Why are women not allowed to go out alone even in today's society?

Men are allowed to go out to anywhere they like and at anytime they wish. Women on the other hand are restricted and can only go out with a mahram by their side. I understand that this is because men ...
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Is it allowed to go to hajj with your step mother?

Some people said that you cant go to hajj with your step mother but how ? Your step mother is your mehram you cant do nikaah with her so why is it so then ?
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What is the Islamic ruling regarding a girl studying abroad?

Does Islam permits a Muslim girl to go abroad/overseas and study in the absence of a maharem?
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Does my grandfather's cousin's daughter have to wear the hijab in the presence of me?

Is it necessary for my grandfather's cousin's daughter to wear the head-cover in front of me?
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Marrying a man whose mother breast feeded only once to the girl

If a woman has breast feeded a girl once for a very little time and the same woman has a son, is it permissible that her son and that girl marries( she has breast feeded only once to that girl). They ...
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For a woman, can another woman be a non-mahram?

Women often talk about "non-mahram men", and I'm wondering if this is mostly tautological: Question: For a woman, can another woman be a non-mahram? I recognize there are people who are agender or ...
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Concept of sworn sister(mooh boli behen) and mahram

In India people make women as sister (sworn sister in English or mooh boli behen in Hindi). My questions are: Is it permissible to make women as sister? Will these women (sworn sister) become mahram ...
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Can I marry my niece from a half-sister?

My father married two women, Basically my half sister and I share same father (biological) but we have different mothers. Can I marry my half sister's daughter(my half niece) ?
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Can I go with my mother as a mahram for umrah?

My mother and I want to go for umrah this year and I am 17 years old and my mother is above 45. Can I accompany her as a mahram for umrah?
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Can I use chat?

Stack exchange has feature to chat with other learners/teachers available at chat . So is it haram to chat? Because I think mahrams and non mahrams will be there.
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Is travelling to persue a career haram for a female Muslim? [closed]

I am a Muslim female and I live my life (well, I try to) according to the Quran and sunnah of the prophet (may pbuh). I want to teach abroad in other countries as my career. Is this haraam? I know ...
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Can a Muslim woman go on Arba'een Pilgrimage without a mahram?

Arba'een marks a "pivotal event in history" in which the pilgrims make their journey to Karbala on foot, where Husayn ibn Ali, the third Imam of Shia, and his army were killed and beheaded by the army ...
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Is it permissible for my cousins (my father's elder brothers' sons) to talk and sit with my mother and aunties?

I have a bit confusion about something regarding my family! My father's elder brothers have children, and those children are living in my home with my mom and aunties. My question: Are those cousins ...
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Can someone marry a wife of his maternal uncle after the separation of that uncle and aunt?

I have read a lot of articles regarding this subject, but I couldn't find any solution to my problem. My question is, Can someone marry a wife of his maternal uncle after the separation of that uncle ...
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Can a Muslim woman study abroad without a mahram?

Can a Muslim woman travel and study overseas without a mahram? Like to pursue her masters or on university exchange. Can her husband prevent her from going if he isn't comfortable with her going?
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Who can be a mahram for hajj?

Can a person who is my paternal cousin (my father's sister's son), who has married to my younger sister, also the person is elder to me, be a mahram for me to perform hajj? I understand the person ...
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Is the brother in law (sister's husband) a mahram in Islam?

I recently came upon mahrams in Islam. I know that some of the mahrams are clearly mentioned in the Quran as Allah says in Surat al-Noor (24:31): Sahih International And tell the believing women to ...
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Umrah condition for women of age 50 years

My mother is planning to perform Umrah but she could not travel with her Mahram. My mother will travel to Makkah from Pakistan and her brother from UK and then they will perform Umrah together. Does ...
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Are the children of your cousins also mehram like the ones of your own blood siblings?

My elder sister observes parda (hijab) strictly even from the children of our cousin. Someone told to us that they are mahrams as they are your nephews and Islam has declared them as mahrams, which a ...
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is the wife of the brother of my grandmother a mahram?

Is the wife of my granduncle(the brother of my mother's mother) a mahram? This photo doesn't go into detail.
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Can a man marry his mother's sister-in-law? [duplicate]

Can a man marry his mother's sister-in-law if she is divorced?