Your husband’s sons from earlier or later marriages are Mahrams to you

Question 16: A woman got married to a man who had sons from another wife. He divorced her and married another wife who begot him a son.He asked her to raise this son. She did, but did not breastfeed him. Are all the husband’s sons regarded her Mahrams (permanently unmarriageable relative)?

Answer: All your husband’s sons from earlier or later marriage are regarded as Mahrams. You, therefore, do not have to wear Hijaab before them as Allaah (Glorified and Exalted be He) says in Soorah Al-Noor… read more here.

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Wearing Hijaab in front of son-in-law

Question 15: I have eight daughters. Four of them got married. I observe Hijaab (veil) before two of my sons-in-law and do not observe it before the others. Please advise whether it is permissible for me not to wear Hijaab before them.

Answer: Your sons-in-law are Mahrams (permanently unmarriageable relatives) for you. Therefore, you are permitted to uncover your face, hands and feet before them. But it is not an obligation. The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: Take advantage of the concessions which Allaah has given to you. He (peace be upon him) also said… read more here.

A son-in-law is a Mahram

Question 14: There is a woman who has a married daughter. This woman veils herself before the husband of her daughter; she does not eat with him; and she does not shake hands with him even on occasions. What is the ruling on this? 

Answer: A son-in-law is a Mahram (permanently unmarriageable relative) for his mother-in-law. Allaah (Glorified be He) says about unmarriageable relatives from among women: …your wives’ mothers This matter is unanimously agreed upon among scholars… read more here.

Being raised with someone does not make him a Mahram

Question 13: From `Abd-Al-`Azeez ibn `Abd-Allaah ibn Baaz to the honorable brother the questioner, may Allaah keep you safe.

Al-Salaamu `alaykum wa rahmatullaah wa barakaatuh (May Allaah’s Peace, Mercy, and Blessings be upon you!) To proceed:

With reference to your asking for Fatwaa’ registered in the Departments of Scholarly Research and Iftaa’ with No. (513), dated 5/2/1407 A.H., in which you asked a few questions,

I would like to inform you that you have to prevent your wife from attending parties which entail free intermixing of women with non-Mahram men (not a spouse or a permanently unmarriageable relative), even if her father does not agree to preventing her from that as there is no obedience to a creature in disobeying the Creator. Hence, it is incumbent upon you to inform the concerned body; the Committee for the Propagation of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice to prevent the free intermixing of men and women in parties… read more here.

Is it permissible for a Muslim to build and run a cinema?

Question 1: Is it permissible for a Muslim to build and run a cinema?

Answer: It is not permissible for a Muslim to build a cinema, or run it for himself or for another person, due to the forbidden kinds of amusement it provides. As shown today around the globe, it presents obscene scenes and images that provoke desires and promote lewdness and immorality. Furthermore, it helps women mix with men who are not Mahram (spouse or unmarriageable relatives)… read more here.