She was first married to Utbah ibn Abu Lahab and then to the future third caliph Uthman ibn Affan. Saleem. Thus, when Allah mentioned for us the relatives to whom marriage is forbidden, we then come to know that there is no objection for the remainder of the family relations. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. And the Prophet himself (peace and blessings be upon him) married his first cousin Zaynab bint Jahsh (Allah be well pleased with her). I am quoting verse of surah Nisa which shows prohibited relations for muslims in which it does not include cousins brother. [citation needed] O. Ōtomo no Yakamochi, Japanese statesman and waka poet in the Nara period, and his cousin, Sakanoue no Ōiratsume. (Surah Al-Nisa). This prohibition must have had such an impact on the prophet that later, he did not even marry the daughters of his foster brothers who had been proposed to him (Umm Habib, Fakhita, and Umama bint Hamza). You failed to take account that the descendants of Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him literally allowed cousin marriages as proven by the marriage beween Ali ibn Husayn Zayn al-Abidin and his cousin Fatimah bint Hasan. Saleem. Ali, cousin and son-in-law of the Prophet Muhammad, the fourth and last of the ‘rightly guided’ caliphs and the first imam of the Shi’ah, reigning from 656 to 661 CE. Worldwide, it has been estimated that almost half of all Muslims are inbred: A rough estimate shows that close to half of all Muslims in the world are inbred: In Pakistan, 70 percent of all marriages are between first cousins (so-called "consanguinity") and in Turkey the amount is between 25-30 percent. This is to what Allah has alluded in the verse, saying: “Whom Allah as well as you had favored. I would suggest that verse 33.50 was revealed after the Muhammad-Zainab marriage to put a stop to this practice. Zayd immediately went to him and said: ‘I have been told thou camest unto my home. That being the case, then Umm Hani must have been a toddler or was just a little girl when the Prophet married Khadijah. Before this marriage, the first husband of Bibi Zainab was an Arab slave who the Prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h) released and adopted him as a son. Muhammad also allowed the marriage of his daughter, Fatimah, to his cousin, Ali ibn Abi Talib, who would later go on to become the fourth Rightly-guided Caliph of Islam. Then when Zayd had dissolved (his marriage) with her, with the necessary (formality), We joined her in marriage to you: in order that (in future) there may be no difficulty to the Believers in (the matter of) marriage with (former) wives of their adopted sons once the latter have dissolved with the necessary (formality) (their marriage) with them. Zayd divorced her and the Prophet married her when she was thirty-eight years old. The categories of women one is forbidden to marry are clearly delineated in the Qur’an (see 4:22-24), and one’s cousin is not listed there. – and not having received till then any guidance to the contrary — the prophet must have followed that prevailing practice in marrying Zainab. So we know the allowance is not abrogated. ... the Apostle traded for Safiyah by giving Dihyah her two cousins. Studies show that the mean perinatal mortality in the Pakistani community of 16 per thousand significantly exceeded that in all other ethnic groups. There are no Qur’anic prohibitions against cousin marriage. A sunnah related to one action of the prophet? Cousin marriage is absolutely HALAL, all 4 imams are united on this point. First-cousin marriage is completely fine and lawful according to the Qur’an and Sunna. In fact it implicitly allows it, as seen in chapter 4 verse 23[6]. (My response to Br. Of all the children of Yakub, Yusuf was the most beloved. Abu Salamah and his wife were among the first to migrate to Abyssinia. Perhaps it was due to Zaid's former slave-status that made the marriage unhappy. His marriage to Zaynab was aimed at emphasizing the invalidity of the age-old Arab practice of taking adopted sons as real sons. The answer is given in the article below, a must-read that you should share with your family. In the fourth year after Hijrah, the Holy Prophet marred him to his first cousin Hadrat Zainab, paid her dower on his behalf and provided them with necessary articles for setting up the house. Nimatullah): Verse 4.23 states: Prohibited to you (for marriage) are: your mother; daughters; sisters; father’s sisters; mother’s sisters; brother’s daughters; sister’s daughters; ,foster-mothers (who gave you suck); foster-sisters; your wives’ mothers; your step-daughters under your guardianship born of your wives to whom ye have gone in no prohibition if ye have not gone in; (those who have been) wives of your sons proceeding from your loins; and two sisters in wedlock at one and the same time except for what is past; for God is Oft-Forgiving Most Merciful. Why are these relatives not mentioned in verse 4.23 but mentioned in verse 33.50, I cannot answer. And God is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful (Surah Al-Ahzab). 2. We have Made lawful to thee Thy wives to whom thou Hast paid their dowers ; And those whom thy Right hand possesses out of The prisoners of war whom God has assigned to thee; and daughters of thy paternal Uncles and aunts, and daughters Of thy maternal uncles And aunts who migrated (From Mecca) with thee ; And any believing woman Who dedicates her soul To the Prophet if the Prophet Wishes to wed her ;— this Only for thee, and not For the Believers (at large) ; We know what We have Appointed for them as to Their wives and the captives Whom their right hands Possess ;— in order that There should be no difficulty For thee. This preference for cousin marriages reportedly goes back to the fact that prophet Muhammad married his first cousin, Zaynab bint Jahsh in 627 CE, after he was reportedly excited by seeing her only in a shift when he visited her home unexpectedly to talk to her husband, Zayd bin Haritha, who was the prophet’s adopted son. But the second-last sentence “This is for you and not for the believers (at large)” prohibited this practice for all other Muslims. consang.net consang.net. Your Particular Case. Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah, I pray this finds you in the best of health and states. 6 1 §ayeda -Gone. "Reproductive Behavior and Health in Consanguineous Marriages". The Prophet’s marriage to his cousin, Zainab bint Jahsh (may Allah be pleased with her), who was divorced by his adopted son, Zaid (may Allah be pleased with him), shows that in Islâm, it is lawful for a man to marry his first degree cousin. Yusuf Ali This only for thee and not for the Believers (at large). It was this last issue that caused the most controversy, with traditional Arab norms at the time being opposed, though not the Qur'an (Sura Al-Ahzab 33:37).[8]. his cousin); and there are many other such examples. The most tragic report that I have read was an article by Izhar Ullah, Deformities in Charsadda: Cousin marriages, and the heavy price children pay, which appeared in the Karachi newspaper Dawn,(2015, October 15). Interestingly, and in spite of having this Divine permission to marry other closely related women, the Prophet subsequently married from various tribal lineages:  He did not marry such closely related ladies after marrying Zaynab. Available from Muhammad Arif, 404 Qamar House, M.A. 14 February 2014. Ameen. Niamat and others: Thus, please suggest what would be an appropriate alternative word to “prohibition: in this context. MUFTI TAQI USMANI O prophet, We have made lawful for you all your wives whom you have given their dowers, and those (bondwomen) whom you own, out of the captives Allah has given to you as spoils of war, and daughters of your paternal uncle, and daughters of your paternal aunts, and daughters of your maternal uncle, and daughters of your maternal aunts, who have migrated with you, and a believing woman who offers herself for (marrying) the prophet without dower, if the prophet wishes to bring her into his marriage, these rules being exclusive for you, and not for the (rest of the) believers,-(surah Al ahzab) … The special consideration given to prophet Muhammad s.a.w was marrying without dower. Allah lists mom’s, grandma’s, nieces paternal and maternal, etc but not once a cousin. Fatimah (born between 605 and 615 CE, died sometime in 632 CE; date of death is disputed) was the youngest daughter of the Islamic Prophet Muhammad (l. 570-632 CE) and his first wife Khadija (l. 555-619 CE). Let us first review some history: 1. (Surah nisaa 4:23]. Vol 8: The Women of Madina. The marriage wasn't a happy one. On top of that, Muhammad had a multitude of slave girls and concubines with whom he had sex - sometimes on the … Islam is moderate concerning the permissibility of marriage with the first cousin – it allows man to marry his cousins (Soorah Al-Ahzab, 33:50) Among the most prominent evidence of this fact is that the marriage of Prophet’s (صلى الله عليه و سلم) to Zainab bint Jahsh (ra), his aunt’s daughter. Now, only one of them is alive. Zaynab was his cousin. I love receiving the lessons. Thanks. With this high amount of shared DNA, you have a higher risk of birth defects in a baby. Saleem Ahmed 8:02 PM (1 hour ago) to SYED. Jinnah Road, Karach 74000, Pakistan. Think before you say anything halal / haram. When ... How could it be said that he saw her and admired her when she was his cousin and he had been seeing her since the time when she was born? (My response to Br. Jazakallah khair. The death of Khadija was particularly difficult for the Prophet. And it adds: this (is) Only for thee, and not For the Believers (at large). Accordingly, in the contemporary world, the question raised is this: What is so wrong with cousin marriage? It was this last issue that caused the most controversy, with traditional Arab norms at the time being opposed, though not the Qur'an (Sura … Jazakallah khair, SYED NIYAMATULLAH QUADRI 5:17 PM (4 hours ago) to me. Thanks, Dolores, for your question. O Prophet! Thus, congenital anomalies accounted for 41 percent of all British-Pakistani infant deaths. Even in the absence of cousin marriages, the possibilities of genetic defects are higher in a population where there is a restricted social structure and thus a smaller genetic pool of eligible marriage prospects. The Prophet (Peace be upon him) had married his first cousin, Zainab (RA), to his freed slave, Zaid Ibn Haritha (RA), whom he had adopted as his son. In a village populated by descendants of two families for the past 40 years, almost every third home had children suffering from birth defects. There are other problems with cousin marriages. ASA When Khadija died at 65, the Prophet was 50. Thanks. deaths were associated with the expression of detrimental recessive genes, with equivalent values of 26, 15, and eight percent for first cousins; first cousins once removed/double second cousins; and second cousins, respectively (http://www.barrelstrength.com/2014/03/21/inbreeding/). Islamic Shariah rules never proven on scientific bases, whether if Shariah goes totally against science, we’ll consider science as false. 2. This, then, is how the Prophet reportedly ended up marrying her: ”One day, when the Prophet wanted to speak to Zayd about something and went to his house, Zaynab opened the door, and she stood in the doorway telling him that Zayd was out but inviting him [in] none the less. She had previously been brought up under the Prophet's supervision, and had eventually married his freed slave and adopted son Zayd. The Prophet married off his foster son Zayd who was a freed slave to his cousin, Zaynab, who was from the noblest families of Arabs. If, on the other hand, we say that other Muslims are also allowed to marry their cousins, then we will be proving to the world that Islam is an unscientific religions which promotes a practice that has been found to carry many medical challenges. The Prophet (saw) married his first wife Khadija bint Khuwaylid at 25 while she was 40. Yes, I know that my article suggests that “lacs of Muslims” have been in error in promoting and practicing cousin marriage. And many children came from repeat generations of first-cousin marriages. A.H. ; Neel, J.V pre-reproductive age ( pre-teen? marriage between Zayd and Zaynab because of “ lack. 33.50, i do n't think anyone has ever counted them knowing violation not! 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