Mahram

Last updated: 20th June 2006
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taqwa50
20th June 2006

 
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 ?



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

A female can make Hajj\Umrah 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. Hajj\Umrah.

*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
Wa Alaykumussalaam Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh

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Answer last updated on:
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