Is it possible to marry two sisters at the same time?

Fatwa ID: 02902

Answered by:  Maulana Mustafa Umar​



Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullah

1- Is it possible to marry two sisters at the same time?

2- Is it permissible to live without marriage as a couple?


   بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم


                                 In the name of ALLAH the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.


Assalamualaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakaatuh


It is not permissible to marry two sisters at the same time. This is clearly mentioned in the Qur’an, “And [also prohibited are] the wives of your sons who are from your [own] loins, and that you take [in marriage] two sisters simultaneously, except for what has already occurred. Indeed, Allah is ever Forgiving and Merciful.” [Qur’an 4:23] Also, it is not permissible for a man and woman to live together as a couple without conducting a proper marriage. Allah mentions in the Qur’an, “And lawful to you are [all others] beyond these, [provided] that you seek them [in marriage] with [gifts from] your property, desiring chastity, not unlawful sexual intercourse.” [Qur’an 4:42] He also says, “And do not approach unlawful sexual intercourse. Indeed, it is ever an immorality and is evil as a way.” [Qur’an 17:32]


Only Allah knows best,

Answered by Maulana Mustafa Umar

Checked and Approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham



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