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I am Muslim believer, I have one doubt which is mensioned below which Insha Allah you can clarify.

In Islam cousins (whether of they are maternal or paternal cousins) are not 'mehrams' thus marrying one's cousins is absolutely permissible in Islam, if one wishes to do so.

(Ref. the Holy Quran chapter Surah Nissa-4:23)

But now a days I heard that due to above relations the blessed children are being affected by `Thallasemia` is it fact?

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Marry cousins lawful children disease

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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.


Your Question: .But now a days I heard that due to above relations the blessed children are being affected by `Thallasemia` is it fact?

Cousins are not 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.


Islam has not commanded that one must marry their cousins, but only given permission for those who do wish to seek marriage amongst their cousins. If modern science or genetic research have indeed proved and one fears that such a marriage might be detrimental for ones health and/or increase the chances of hereditary ailments being transmitted, then one may very well choose not to marry ones cousins and marry another eligible woman instead.


Islam has declared the consumption of what is known as red-meat (flesh of camel, beef, sheep, goats, etc.) as lawful, but modern science has proved that the consumption of red-meat severely increases the chances of gaining bad-cholesterol which may be harmful for ones health.but that does not mean that red-meat should have been declared unlawful or prohibited in Islam. If one has a medical condition and the consumption of red-meat might further damage or be detrimental for the health, one may very well chose to abstain from consuming red-meat.


One must remember that it is not as if all marriages amongst cousins result in genetically transferred ailments, but science and modern genetic research state that if the genes of ones lineage do have some specific ailments, the chances of their off-springs protracting those ailments are higher than those who do not marry those with common genes.


Cousins are considered non-mehrams in Islam, and Allah Subhanah has permitted the believers to marry amongst their cousins if they wish to do so; but if one wishes to marry any other eligible non-mehram for any reason whatsoever, they are well within their rights to do so.


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


Your brother and well wisher in Islam,





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