A man marrying a paternal cousin who is raised with him
Q: In our village,
Salman Ahmad Nasir Al-Salmy was raised in the house of his paternal uncle, Jabir Nasir Wafy after his father died. By Allah's Mercy, he was brought up by his uncle's wife. He grew up in his uncle's house. Salman was adopted by his uncle. Then, the uncle was blessed with a girl who grew up in the same house with Salman. Is it permissible for Salman to marry this girl though he is adopted by the girl's father? Also, he and his female cousin grew up in the same house, but the girl's mother did not breastfeed Salman. I would be grateful if you could give us the ruling on this question. May Allah grant you the best reward.
merely being raised as male and female cousins together in the same house without being breastfed by the same mother does not make them unmarriageable to one another. Therefore, it is permissible for this person to marry his female cousin.
the uncle has to take his nephew off his family record. He must refer his lineage to his real father. This is because it is not lawful for the uncle to attribute his nephew to himself. Allah (Exalted be He) says,
Call them (adopted sons) by (the names of) their fathers: that is more just with Allâh.
(Part No. 18; Page No. 386) May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family and his Companions!