Ref. No. 37/1179

Assalam alaikum,
I am a Muslim Brother.
(1) Is my mother mahram or non mahram to my step daughter’s husband? (Both perspectives man and woman.)
(2) Is my mother mahram or non mahram to my foster daughter’s husband? (e.g. child that was breastfed while under the age of two.) (Both perspectives man and woman.)
asked Jun 14, 2016 in Family Matters by faruq.aj

1 Answer

Ref. No. 37/1166

In the name of Allah the most Gracious the most Merciful

The answer to your question is as follows:

For your mother the husband of your step daughter is a Ghayr-Mahram. It is necessary to observe hijab from him. Observing hijab is not necessary from the husband of your foster daughter. As there is no commandment of observing hijab from the husband of the real daughter. And the hadith says: “What becomes unlawful (for marriage) through breast-feeding is that which becomes unlawful through lineage.” So as the real son-in-law is a Mahram in the same way the foster son-in-law will also be a Mahram.

And Allah knows best

Darul Ifta

Darul Uloom Waqf Deoband
answered Oct 8, 2016 by Darul Ifta