Foster relationship

Q: Please explain the issue of milk kinship in Islam. Also explain the fiqh and virtues.


A: If a child suckles from a breastfeeding woman during the foster feeding period (i.e. till two years after child birth), then the foster mother, her husband and their ascendants and descendants become mahrams of the breastfeeding child.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)