Is My Uncle a Maḥram To My Wife?


Assalam alaikum,

I am a Muslim Brother.

Is my uncle e.g. chacha and mama mahram or non mahram to my wife?

Am I mahram or non mahram to my nephew and niece’s wife/husband? (Both perspectives from man and woman)


In the name of Allāh, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-raḥmatullāhi wa-barakātuh

Your uncles are non-Mahram [1] to your wife [2].

You are a non-Mahram to your nephews’ wife.

And Allah Ta‘ālā knows best       
(Mufti) Bilal al-Mahmudi

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Luqman Hansrot

[1] Non-Mahram (marriage-kin) is someone who you can marry.

[2] Surah an-Nisaa. Verse 23, 24.

قوله تعالي – واحل لكم ما وراء ذلكم

Fatawa Mahmudiyyah. Vol 11. Pg. 289 + 300

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