What is the definition of a Mahram according to the Quran, Hadith, and explanation of mufassirun?



A Mahram is generally a person whom one cannot marry.

The Fuqaha (Jurists) are the ones who have explained the term ‘Mahram’ and the various types -in light of Quran and Hadith- and it is therefore best to refer to a fiqh site, or a reliable mufti/Darul ifta for more details.

Useful references:

Surah Nisa, verse: 23 & Raddul Muhtar, vol.3 pg.28-30.



And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,


Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar


Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar