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Question ID: #1985
 
Question: Mahram
Which nephews can you do hajj with ?
I believe a female can only do hajj/umrah with her brother's son or sister's son. What about her husband's brother's son ? Can a female do hajj with her step-brother or stepsister's son ?
 
 
Answered by: Ulamaa ID 03 (UK)
Date: 05/07/2006 17:57pm

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

A female can make HajjUmrah with her husband or Mahram*. These are legal Mahrams according to Shariah: A nephew (brother's son or sister's son) and step-brother or stepsister's son . However husband's nephew, are not valid Mahrams hence one cannot undertake a Sharee' journey with them e.g. HajjUmrah.

*mahram - i.e. A male relative with whom Nikah is never valid. For example, father, brother, son, paternal and maternal uncles etc.

And Allah knows Best
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