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RECONSIDERING COUSIN MARRIAGE

by Saleem Ahmed Ph.D. The stimulating feedback I received from several readers to my article on “Cousin marriage among Muslims” inspires me to respond to some questions raised and present some new ideas. Basic consideration:  As we break some new ground in this continuing dialogue, it is important to remember that the Qur’an, compiled two years after the prophet died, is not arranged chronologically. Neither are several hadith. For example, what is considered as the very first revelation to the prophet, Read, in the name of your Lord, appears as verse 96.1, instead of 1.1. Obviously, chronology of revelations was not an important consideration 1,400 years ago when many of these events were fresh in the minds of ...

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