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Can a man marry the sister of his son's wife?

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Publication : 28-04-2009

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Question

Can a man marry the sister of his son's wife?

Answer

Praise be to Allaah.

It is haraam for a man to marry the wife of his son as soon as the son does the marriage contract with her, because Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

“Forbidden to you (for marriage) are: … the wives of your sons who (spring) from your own loins”

[al-Nisa’ 4:23]. 

He may marry the mother of his son's wife, or her sister or her daughter - from a husband other than his son - because Allaah says, after mentioning the women who are forbidden for marriage, (interpretation of the meaning):

“All others are lawful, provided you seek (them in marriage) with Mahr (bridal-money given by the husband to his wife at the time of marriage) from your property, desiring chastity, not committing illegal sexual intercourse”

[al-Nisa’ 4:24]. 

So there is nothing in sharee’ah to prevent the father marrying the sister of his son's wife. 

And Allaah knows best.

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