According to Islam who we can marry among relatives?
Can one marry cousins?
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.
The list of mehram relatives or relatives to whom marriage is haraam or absolutely forbidden in Islam are as follows:
- Ones mother, grand-mother, etc.
- Ones daughters
- Ones sisters
- Ones fathers sisters (paternal aunts)
- Ones mothers sisters (maternal aunts)
- Ones brothers daughters (niece)
- Ones sisters daughters (niece)
- Ones foster mother (a lady who gave suck to one as an infant)
- Ones foster sisters (a boy and a girl who took suck from the same woman)
- Ones wifes mother step-daughter (the daughter of ones wife with whom one has had conjugal relations)
- ones sons wife Islam has also prohibited the believers from marrying ones wifes sister, or having two sisters as wives at one and the same time.
Does Islam allow marrying cousin from mother or fathers side?
Dear and Beloved brother in Islam, cousins (whether 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 is absolutely permissible in Islam, if one wishes to do so.