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- Cousins and Non-Mahrams
- Mind map illustration showing the mahrams (male chaperones) of a woman for travel and sittings
Falling in Love: Allowed in Islam?If anyone has any such questions, please direct them at your Imam or anyone else knowledgable in your community. JazakAllah khayr for understanding. Please correct me, someone, if you happen to find any mistakes! And let them not stamp their feet to make known what they conceal of their adornment. And turn to Allah in repentance, all of you, O believers, that you might succeed. Mahrams by blood are pretty simple to understand. This includes half-brothers and half-siblings. In Urdu, we call this relationship khaluyour khalu is NOT your mahram! He is not your uncle by blood, rather he is your uncle through marriage. This is also where things get sticky. People assume a lot of mahrams once they are married. The most obvious mistake: the brother in law. The brother in law is NOT your mahram! Now, before you freak out, read the following hadith:. That is usually the person most couples feel comfortable around. They are not your mahrams. If your husband were to pass away Allah preserve our husbands! When she passed away, the Prophet married him to another of his daughters. Ancestors of your husband. Your stepfather, your grandmother, etc. This, of course, would include your sons and any children your husband may have had with another wife. After consumation, she becomes completely haram. So the mahram relationship which is established to step children is after the parents consummate the marriage. My cousins are my mahrams.
Who are the mahrams in front of whom a woman can uncover?
Source : islamonline. Is that allowed in Islam? If it is yes, how could we show that to the person we love without causing fitnah? Answer: Islam teaches us to be truthful and realistic. Usually, we love for the sake of Allah and we hate for the sake of Allah. Islam teaches us that a male and female can build up a good relationship founded on marriage. We do not say love is halal or haram because it is a feeling. Maybe it is not under control. You can judge what is under control. But people who fall in love are in many episodes away from the cleansed and pure atmosphere. Marriages that are usually good and lasting marriages are those that start at the least affection. That affection grows after marriage and maybe it will grow until the couples continue their companionship at the Jannah. If you have any affection towards a person, you should ask yourself: why do you like that person? If you have good Islamic, reasonable justification, then you need not tell that person of what you feel. However, you can make a serious plan to make him ask for your hand. If you want to know the meaning of fitna, a great part of it is what people nowadays call love or romance. What we feel toward a particular person is not of great importance, until our feeling is expressed in a particular action. Now if that action is permissible, then well and good. If it is forbidden, then we have incurred something that Allah does not approve of. If it is love between a man and a woman, the emotion itself is not the subject of questioning on the Day of Judgment. If you feel you love someone, then you cannot control your feeling. If that love prompts you to try to see that person in secret and to give expression to your feelings in actions permissible only within the bond of marriage then what you are doing is forbidden.
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Cousins and Non-Mahrams
By ummtaalibFebruary 25, in Hanafi Fiqh General. Not just as a religion, but also as a complete way of life. A system of life which tackles and provides solutions for every immoral aspect of life and sets boundaries so that mankind does not exceed nor fall below the levels required to live a healthy, balanced and pure life and above all, a life in obedience to Allah. One of the aspects of life covered in Islam is the interacting of males and females. As mentioned above, this aspect of life also has boundaries set in place. With certain things in life, there must be boundaries so that we can know the extent of what we can and cannot do since we are not wild and reckless but rather, civilised people. Also so that we know how far we can go in a matter before problems occur. This category refers to all those males whom a woman cannot marry at anytime in her life whatsoever. In other word a male who is forbidden permanently, forever i. This category refers to all those males whom a woman is permitted to marry e. In other word a male who is temporarily forbidden e. Often, in Islamic law, the above categories are required to establish certain Islamic rules. This is why one will find that the above categories are sometimes conditions, requirements or the basis of several Islamic laws. Example 1: Regards the Islamic topic on marriage, the above categories i. If found then her travelling that distance or more is permissible otherwise not. There are many purposes and wisdom behind this separation, a few of which will be mentioned. Firstly, one of the main purposes of this separation is to safeguard people from immoral acts that occur because of unnecessary interacting and intermingling of certain males and females. Allah the All-knowing, the Most wise, knows the causes of corruption and shameless acts and helps people safeguard themselves from these by setting rules in place. Society struggles to deal with corruption, immoral acts and problems such as arguments, affairs, trust between husband and wife, attacks on women and so on. Whereas Islam tackles these problems from their root i. For example, many arguments are caused through unnecessary interacting and intermingling of certain males and females. Likewise affairs occur due to unnecessary interacting and intermingling of certain males and females. Also, often a lack of trust between husband and wife is created because of things that happen during unnecessary interacting and intermingling of certain males and females. Then later on, a lack of trust leads to arguments. Similarly, attacks that are carried out on women are mostly brought about through unnecessary interacting and intermingling with males. People constantly search themselves for a way or system that they think will solve these problems and fail to follow the system given by Allah that actually deals with these problems since he is All-knowing, Most wise.