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I would like to marry my brother ex wife

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my sister in law obtained a divorce from my brother over 8 years ago, she has been living on her own with her 2 children and has not re-married. I am now wanting to marry her. This will however cause alot of hostility between the family. Her daughters are 12 and 15 years old. Meanwhile i am separated myself and have 5 children. Please advise whether We should marry?

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You are within your rights to marry your brother's divorced wife if the woman agrees. There is no restriction in this union whatsoever. As a matter of fact there is ajr in giving support to a divorced woman with children as long as there is no sinful or unlawful acts committed.
The family hostility will be there but as time goes it will vanish. That should not stop you doing something that is right.

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