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A widow of 40 yrs. who is my wife`s sisters daughter. My question is whether I am allowed to marry her as my wife has no objection to do so.

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Assalamu Alaikum,

A widow of 40 yrs. who is my wife`s sisters daughter and one year older than my wife and I am forty eight years old. I feel very pity for her after her husband died before one year and they were very close to us since 20 years. My wife is very much related with her since her childhood and played, studied and even after marriage also. There was no day left till today without a single phone call between them. After her husband deceased my wife is supporting her very much her needs. Now the problem is she needs a real support as she needs her daily life. My question is whether I am allowed to marry her as my wife has no objection to do so. My intention is purely in a good way since we know each other since long time. Otherwise we have to look for another, but she is agreed to have another marriage only if Iam ready to do so.

Expecting a proper and truthful reply abiding under islamic sharia.


Abdul Razak


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Marry two sisters

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Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 4 Surah Nisas 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 Messenger of Allah (saws) extended the impermissibility of marrying two sisters at one and the same time to include marrying an aunt and her niece at one and the same time; thus whatever the situation or condition, it would not be lawful in Shariah for a believer who sincerely believes in Allah and the Last Day to marry and keep an aunt and her niece both as his wives at one and the same time.


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