I just wanted to know what you all think of marrying your first cousin? I mean I know its halal in Islam, but in the western culture its seen as a taboo orsomething weird, since first cousins are seen as your close family relative. I grew up in America, and I have this mentality in the back of my head! But at the same time, I know that my way of life is Islam, and whatever Allah(swt) allowed has benefit, and whatever He (swt) prohibited has harm.
Sometimes I say to myself since the west is not my way of life... meaning the western culture does NOT tell me how to dress, behave or live, then why should I go with who and who not to marry? I know both sides of the argument, but I still need more backup support to prove this point of marrying your cousin is completely and 100% a good choice.
What do you all think? Any input on this subject?