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A Mahram is a person who is allowed by Islam to stay with women without any need for coverings of the veil. There is a specific list of relations who are considered as Mahram for a woman.
There are 3 kinds of Mahram relations i.e. Mahram relations by Blood, Mahram relations by Marriage, and Mahram relations by Breastfeeding.
List of Mahram relationships by Blood
1-Your descendants (children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren).
2-Your ascendants (Parents, Grandparents, great grandparents).
3-Descendants of your parents (Brother, Sister, Half Brother, Half-Sister, children of your brothers, sisters, half-brothers, and half-sisters).
4-The first generation of your grandparents (Father’s brothers and sisters including half-brothers and half-sisters, mother’s brothers and sisters including half-brothers and half-sisters).
List of Mahram relationships by Marriage
2-Ancestors of your Husband/Wife (parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents of your Husband or Wife).
3-Husband/Wife of your Descendants (Son-in-Law, Daughter-in-Law, Husband, and Wife of your grandchildren).
4-Husband/Wife of your Ancestors (Mother’s Husband, Father’s Wife, Husband of grandmother, wife of grandfather).
5-Decedents of your Husband (Step-Son, Step-Daughter).
List of Mahram relationships by Breastfeeding
1-If you are breastfed within 2.5 years of age by any woman, she is your mahram.
2-All her children.
3-All the children who are breastfed by the same lady.
4-Common Misconceptions about Mahram relations.
5-Brother-in-Law or Sister-in-Law is not Mahram.
6-Cousins are not Mahram relations.
List of Non-Mahram relationships
All the relations except the ones which have been given above are Non-Mahram relations. A woman is required to veil in front of them. For your convenience, we have listed down some general non-mahram relationships below.
- Husband of your mother’s sister.
- Wife of your mother’s brother.
- Husband of your father’s sister.
- Wife of your father’s brother.