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Is it okay to marry ones step-sister?

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Is it okay to marry ones step-sister?

What are the conditions of such a marriage, i.e. time living together.

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Your Question: Is it okay to marry ones step-sister?
We assume that by the term ‘step-sister’ it would mean the relationship of a person whose mother married a man (or whose father married a woman) who already had a daughter from another marriage. 


 

A ‘step-sister’ (as opposed to a ‘half-sister’ who share the same biological parent) is not considered a mehram in Islam; thus it is absolutely permissible for one to marry their ‘step-sister’ if one wishes to do so, provided all the other conditions of marriage are fulfilled.

 

Your Question: What are the conditions of such a marriage, i.e. time living together.

There are absolutely no such conditions or restrictions as time living or spent together if one wishes to marry one’s ‘step-sister’; all the conditions that apply to any non-mehram eligible woman one wishes to marry would be applicable to the ‘step-sister’. 

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