Can I marry my father’s brother’s son?

Q:

I have a very big question on marriage sir and I really hope you would tell me a suggestion on it. Can I marry my father’s brother’s son? I saw many hadith saying it’s okay. But the thing is my father is twins. And my question is can I marry my father’s twin brother’s son?

A:

The forbidden categories of marriage are listed in the Qur’an:

“You are forbidden to take as wives your mothers, daughters, sisters, paternal and maternal aunts, the daughters of brothers and daughters of sisters, your milk-mothers and milk-sisters, your wives’ mothers, the stepdaughters in your care- those born of women with whom you have consummated marriage, if you have not consummated the marriage, then you will not be blamed- wives of your begotten sons, two sisters simultaneously- with the exception of what is past: God is most forgiving and merciful.” (Qur’an: 4: 23)

So based on the above verse, you are allowed to marry your cousin as long as you make sure there are no medical issues in such a marriage. So before deciding that, please consult your physician. Sometimes such close marriages may pose some health challenges.

Almighty Allah Knows best.

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