Does a girl have to make purda from her cousins?

Q: I am a 21 year old Muslim woman. I started observing hijab recently but I am confused with regards to mahram. I have two 13 and 10 year old cousins who are growing up in front of me in my hands. One of them is now showing early signs of puberty. They are like little kids to me. Should I have to observe hijaab in front of them also?

A: Yes

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)