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Meaning of Mahram

Question

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

 

Answer

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