4:23-24 - Grandparents are parents

by Syed Ijlal Hussain ⌂ @, Karachi - Pakistan, Sunday, July 29, 2012, 00:36 (2493 days ago) @ Hicham Mouna

WA (Don't know if you are a brother or a sister. Hicham is probably a male name while Mouna, at our place is almost always used for ladies)

Coming to your inference... Can you please elaborate how cousin marriages are prohibited? Just because grandparents are not mentioned doesn't imply that cousins would also be forbidden for marriage.

Grandparents are also parents in a way; they are direct ascendants of one, cousins come from a lineage that has branched out. An example that cannot be disputed is glaring us in our face; the marriage of Ali(RA) and Fatima(RA)! Ali Bin Abu Talib(RA) and Muhammad Bin Abdullah(S) were not from the same father but had the same grandfather Abdul Muttalib. The prohibition of uncles and aunts is only valid when they have the same parent(s).

In my humble opinion, grandparents and great grandparents all come under the category of parents and so would be the case of their brothers and sisters but not their brothers and sisters offspring. Where lineage branched out, the prohibition ends.

Another way to look at it is grandparents are parents of parents - same lineage. Cousins are not brothers or sisters of one, or of parents - a new lineage starts from them.

This is what makes me wonder why Shias include Ali Bin Abi Talib (RA) in their so called Panjtan Pak. They give him the greatest importance of all, although he is not even a descendant of Muhammad(S). He is a descendant of The Exalted Prophet's grandfather. How then do Shias include Hadhrat Ali(RA) in Aal-e-Muhammad, which is a great distortion of facts!

Quran is very clear about who one can or cannot marry; we are just trying to complicate things by using twisted logic.

Sorry if I said anything that has offended you for that is not my intention.


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