Who is a mahram?

Who is a mahram?

A woman’s mahram is a man to whom she is related by blood or cannot marry:

  1. Father, grandfather, great-grandfathers.
  2. Sons, grandsons, great-grandsons.
  3. Brothers and half-brothers (brother with whom one shares one parent).
  4. Milk brother (brother who was breastfed by one’s mother)
  5. Nephews.
  6. Paternal and maternal uncles.
  7. Father in law

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Shaykh Haytham Tamim is the founder and main teacher of the Utrujj Foundation. He has provided a leading vision for Islamic learning in the UK, which has influenced the way Islamic knowledge is disseminated. He has orchestrated the design and delivery of over 200 unique courses since Utrujj started in 2001. His extensive expertise spans over 30 years across the main Islamic jurisprudence schools of thought. He has studied with some of the foremost scholars in their expertise; he holds some of the highest Ijazahs (certificates) in Quran, Hadith (the Prophetic traditions) and Fiqh (Islamic rulings). His own gift for teaching was evident when he gave his first sermon to a large audience at the age of 17 and went on to serve as a senior lecturer of Islamic transactions and comparative jurisprudence at the Islamic University of Beirut (Shariah College). He has continued to teach; travelling around the UK, Europe and wider afield, and won the 2015 BISCA award (British Imams & Scholars Contributions & Achievements Awards) for Outstanding Contribution to Education and Teaching.