H gets married to his wife’s younger sister. Discuss the validity of the marriage under Sunni and Shia Law.

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Question: H gets married to his wife’s younger sister. Discuss the validity of the marriage under Sunni and Shia Law.

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Answer

Marriage between people within the prohibited degree of blood relation is barred in Muslim law as well. This means that marriage between people in blood relation up to a certain number of generations is invalid.

For example, a man cannot marry his mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, and niece. According to Mulla “A man may not have at the same time two wives who are so related to each other by consanguinity, affinity or fosterage, that if either of them had been a male, they could not have lawfully intermarried, as for instance, two sisters, or aunt and niece.

The bar of unlawful conjunction renders a marriage irregular, not void.”

So in the present case marriage will be irregular.


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