Official statistics in Syria, based on a study of 30,000 families across the country in 2009, show that consanguineous marriage – the union of two biologically-related people, including most controversially, first cousins, stands at 38% of all marriages in Syria.
Is it OK to marry your 1st cousin?
For example, many cultures encourage first cousin marriage to strengthen familial relationships. In the United States, second cousins are legally allowed to marry in every state. However, marriage between first cousins is legal in only about half of the American states.
Does Islam allow first cousin marriage?
Answering a 2012 audience question, the popular Islamic preacher Zakir Naik noted that the Quran does not forbid cousin marriage but quotes Dr. Ahmed Sakr as saying that there is a hadith of Muhammad that says: Do not marry generation after generation among first cousins.
What does the Bible say about marrying first cousins?
Must first cousins be forbidden to marry? In the Bible, and in many parts of the world, the answer is no. But the answer is yes in much of church law and in half the United States. This Levitical law is found in Leviticus 18:6-18, supplemented by Leviticus 20:17-21 and Deuteronomy 27:20-23.
Is it a sin to date your 3rd cousin?
Is it okay to date your third cousin? Since third cousins share only a very small percentage of their DNA, there is no issue with third cousins dating from a genetic perspective. According to an article by The Spruce, marriage between second cousins and more distant cousins is legal throughout the United States.