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Last updated: 3rd July 2006
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if a womens husband has died and has a child. is the wife aloud to marry the brother and raise his own nephew/neice as a father not an uncle

In the Name of Allah, the Inspirer of Truth.
Assalamu Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh

Yes, it is permissible to marry the husband's brother after termination of Iddat'. It is extremely praiseworthy to raise one's step son as a father though he would of course not be regarded as the biological father.

And Allah knows Best
Wa Alaykumussalaam Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh

Answer last updated on:
16th July 2006
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Ulamaa ID 03
Location: UK