Marriage to sons wife

Fatwa ID: 02252

Answered by Ustadha Umm Abdullah

Question:

Can someone marry his own sons widow?

Answer:

Bismillah

In Islam, there are certain relatives that become permanently forbidden to marry. Allah Ta’ala mentions each of these relatives in Surah Nisa’, among those, He says;

وَحَلَائِلُ أَبْنَائِكُمُ الَّذِينَ مِنْ أَصْلَابِكُمْ

“The wives of your sons who were born of you(the wives of your biological sons).”

[Surah Nisa: 23]

From the above verse, it has been established that marriage with the wife of one’s son is forbidden.

Only Allah Ta’ala knows best

Ustadha Umm Abdullah

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham

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