Who Can Be Mahrem?

It is difficult to answer this question as you have not clarified what type of cousin it is. Hence, I will list the ties which a person cannot marry, As clarified by Imam al-Quduri, the classicial Hanafi scholar A Muslim woman cannot marry the following

  • Son (son's son, daughter's son, husband's son by another woman)
  • Father (Father's father, mother's father)
  • Brother real or step (in having same father or mother)
  • Brother's son
  • Sister's son
  • Father's brother
  • Mother's brother
  • Foster son (through breast-feeding only)
  • Foster brother (through breast-feeding only)
  • Son-in-law
  • Stepfather
  • Husband
  • Father-in-law

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