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Can You Get Married To Your Cousin?

can u get married to your cosin forget about the fact that it is either your 1st cousin or third cousin provided you guys are in love.Im not talking of dating,i mean marriage(esp in an african setting)

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Orisirisi gele abebi.

Marry your cousin? O ga ooO.

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Actually, these kinds of marriage is very common in Egypt and Northern Sudan, and other countries in the surrounding area.I think this kind of marriages goes back to our ancient Pharaonic heritage, as well which i don't approve of what is termed Pharaonic circumcision (or in the west Female circumcision) in Northern Sudan and Egypt, again these practices goes back to our pharaonic past in the nile valley region. Ancient Egypt which includes today Northern Sudan as well.

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can u marry ur cousin? DISGUSTING. u re lusting after him not love. WAKE UP

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Is it how your mind operate?  Hmmm!  Your thought process is extremely devilish - too deviant for our culture and most cultures of this world.  Who knows what else you'd come up with next time? 

Whatever led you to ask this question, are you sure you are not meddling with your cousin and come up here to find out whether we would approve? Naaaaa!!!!!!!

Don't bring it here, please!!! We are no Indians or Pakistanis, ok!  We are Africans with morals and we can tell good from bad, ok!

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The word for such a scenerio is called Inbreeding-an abomination.Whoever is involved should stop.

God forbids!

http://choiceofmarriagepartner.blogspot.com

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Never, i think its wrong especialy here in nigeria no way

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hellllllllzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz naw!

wtf!

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Nope, blood isn't taken for granted.

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NO! we are all family! just groose! so my mother inlaw would be my aunty? wierd

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some cultures accepts that.

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No matter how distant it is, it's still an abomination. Shekinah.

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Its an abomination in our culture.

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depends on how distant it is.

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Naijacutee, where did you see that?

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i know it is very common in asia,but don't think its right in nigeria.

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what kind of crazy question this?

how can anyone marry that cousin?

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this act is barbaric.why must u marry Ur cousin u are insane then and need help.this is y2k6.gosh.this world is coming to an end so many nasty things are happening.

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It is no sin to marry your cousin as far as the bible is concerned. Eleazar's daughters each married first cousins, as they were instructed( I Chronicles 23:22). See below

Forbidden Marriages Scripture

Between parents and children -Leviticus 18:7-8

Between stepparents and stepchildren-Leviticus 18:8, 17

With your paternal or maternal aunt-Leviticus 18:12-13

With your uncle or aunt -Leviticus 18:14

Between brother and sister and half-brother and half-sister-Leviticus 18:9

Between stepbrothers and stepsisters-Leviticus 18:11

With your daughter-in-law -Leviticus 18:15

With your sister-in-law -Leviticus 18:16

With your granddaughter -Leviticus 18:10

With your step-granddaughter -Leviticus 18:17

However, it's important to remember that many laws do condemn this type of marriage and Christians are commanded to "Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme; Or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well. For so is the will of God, that with well doing ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men" (1 Peter 2:13-15, See also Romans 13:1-2).

Again, medically, it is not advisable. But the answer to your question is no, marrying your cousin is no SIN

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In our culture, it is traditional beliefs to get married to your cousins, way back the ancestors used to do that to keep the cattle in the family.

and they also believed that if you marry family, lets say your father's sister's child, that person will take good care of you, cos he's related to you.

Not that i'm saying its the right way to go, but it's culture.

Here in Namibia, some people still do it, but only the Otjiherero Tribe.

You can get married to your cousin, but only if its your fathers sister's child, or your mothers brothers child, its culture, and strong traditional belief.

we have different diversity of culture. In Namibia we have different tribes, cultures and believes, that's why things are done the way they are being done

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1. the Bible forbids it, which is not surprising because

2.Sex between close family members could create severe genetic mutations. (If they weren't closely linked, one good gene could 'dominate' a bad one). Mutations could manifest in the baby as a severe abnormality. There are equal chances of this occuring in relation to a 'normal' baby being formed.

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