Is a woman's maternal aunt's husband her mahram?

Question:

Assalamualaikum

Is it Wajib for me to wear my niqab in front of my khalu, my mothers sisters husband?

 

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

الجواب حامدا ومصليا ومسلما

Answer:

Wa alaikum salam 

A woman's maternal aunt's husband (khalu) is not considered a mahram for her. As such, it will be compulsory for her to wear her veil except in difficult circumstances.

والله اعلم

Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala knows best.

Ahad Yousuf Ahmed

Approved by Mufti Husain Ahmad Madani

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