Question ID: #1996
Question: Marriage - Daughter of Cousin

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I have a cousin who is 40 years of age and she has a daughter who is 19. i am 23 of years of age. would it be allowed to get married to the daughter? this makes her my niece in a way but some people argue saying they become my 2nd cousin. the question is, if the girl consents to get married to me and the parents of mine and hers, would it be permissible to get married to her? the reason my cousin is much older is because the varying ages of my uncles and aunties which led to big gaps amongst the generation.

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Answered by: Ulamaa ID 03 (UK)
Date: 01/07/2006 10:45am

Assalamu Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh

It is permissible to get married to your cousin's daughter.

Wa Alaykumussalaam Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh

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