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Marriage between brother and 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:

the marrige of a brother & sister is write or wrong

if wrong then what is the punishmint of them

best regards


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Marriage between brother and sister

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol, no person, no grave, no prophet, no imam, no dai, nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.


In the Shariah sent to Prophet Mohamed (saws), the blood relationship between a brother and sister is that of a mehram (sacred); and it is absolutely illegal and impermissible in the Shariah or Islamic Law for a brother to marry his own blood sister.


If a brother marries or has sexual relationship with his blood sister (or any other mehram relative), then the prescribed punishment in Shariah for both the man and the woman will the same as that of zina (fornication and adultery). If both are unmarried, then the prescribed punishment in Shariah is one hundred stripes for each in public; and if any is married the prescribed punishment in Shariah is to stone the guilty to death!


Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 24 Surah Noor verse 2: The woman and the man guilty of fornication, flog each one of them with a hundred stripes; and let not pity for them restrain you in regard to a matter prescribed by Allah, if indeed you believe in Allah and the Last Day. And let a section of the believers witness the punishment inflicted on them.


If the doers of such a heinous and grave sin as zina do not seek the sincere repentance and forgiveness of Allah Subhanah before their death; the punishment of the Hereafter in the Court of Allah Subhanah would be very severe indeed!


Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.


Your Brother in Islam,





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