Objection against Nabi (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) marrying Hazrat Zainab (radhiyallahu anha)

Q: In Surah 33, verse 38 it is stated that when Zaid (radhiyallahu anhu) dissolved his marriage with Zainab (radhiyallahu anha) then Nabi Muhammad (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) married the divorced wife of Zaid (radhiyallahu anhu). Zaid (radhiyallahu anhu) was the foster son of Nabi (sallallahu alaihi wasallam).

In your fatwa you stated that it is not permissible for a man to marry his sisters, maternal and paternal aunts, nieces, foster mothers, foster sisters, and daughters-in-law from his blood sons or foster sons. Please let me know if the Quran is correct or if your fatwa is correct.

A: He was the adopted son. There was no biological relation or milk relation.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)