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My father has remarried. His new wife has a daughter from her previous husband. Can I marry that daughter of hers?

Answered by

Sheikh `Abd al-Rahmân al-`Ajlân, lecturer at the Grand Mosque in Mecca
Yes, you may marry her because she is stranger to you in every respect.

Neither her mother nor her father is related to you in a way that would prohibit you from marrying her. She is your father's step-daughter, but no relative of yours.

Though different cultures have different customs regarding the suitability of such marriages, it does not fall within the prohibited degrees of marriage in Islam.

And Allah knows best.