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Marrying one’s first cousin

Q: Is there hadith encouraging or discouraging first maternal and or paternal cousins to marry each other?

A: We haven't come across any Hadith discouraging the marriage with first cousins. In fact Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) married his first cousin, Hazrat Zainab bint Jahsh (Radiyallahu Anha).

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