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Salamaliqum, I am a widower of 70 years age. I have slightly mentally retarded(Down's syndrome/Mongolism) son of 40 year old.Son is also having other physical problems such as Hyperthyroid,cataract,hernia on stomach etc.I am planning to get married so that some one will look after me and my son.Pleas clarify whether the stepmother to my son (stepson to my wife)would be a MEHARUM in the light of Quran and Hadis?

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Holy Quran Chapter 24 Verse 31: And tell the believing women to lower their gaze (from looking at forbidden things), and protect their private parts (from illegal sexual acts, etc.) and not to show off their adornment except only that which is apparent (like palms of hands or one eye or both eyes for necessity to see the way, or outer dress like veil, gloves, head-cover, apron, etc.), and to draw their veils all over Juyubihinna (i.e. their bodies, faces, necks and bosoms, etc.) and not to reveal their adornment except to their husbands, their fathers, their husband's fathers, their sons, their husband's sons, their brothers or their brother's sons, or their sister's sons, or their (Muslim) women (i.e. their sisters in Islam), or the (female) slaves whom their right hands possess, or old male servants who lack vigour, or small children who have no sense of the shame of sex. And let them not stamp their feet so as to reveal what they hide of their adornment. And all of you beg Allah to forgive you all, O believers, that you may be successful.

Therefore mahram.

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edited Jun 22 at 20:24
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