Marrying the paternal cousin of the father

Q: My father had about five paternal uncles but they all passed away along with my grandfather (may Allah be merciful with them all). Some of my deceased uncles had children and some did not. The last one that died among my father's uncles is a man called: Dahman ibn Muhammad. (Part No. 18; Page No. 347) Dahman left a daughter called Sharifah bint Dahman ibn Muhammad who is my father's cousin. Sharifah has cousins other than my father. Her cousins look after her in turns for she stays with each one of them for a year. However, Sharifah is about thirty five years of age and she did not marry before, bearing in mind that she sometimes loses her consciousness due to a disease that hit her before. To get to the point, I would like to marry her to be more able to look after her. Is it permissible for me to do so as I am the son of her cousin? May Allah reward you.

A: If the matter is as you have mentioned and you are not a milk brother to her, it will be permissible for you to marry your father's cousin via the nearest Waliy (a legally accountable person acting for a woman regarding marriage) to her. You have to make sure that she shows her consent to the marriage while she is conscious.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.