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Umrah with Baby

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Q: I wish to go for umrah in with my husband and 2 month old son. Can I perform the umrah with my baby while I breast feed him and he will be with me all the time?
A: You may take the baby with you for Umrah and breastfeed him if you really believe you will be able to cope with both the Umrah and caring for your baby. From an Islamic perspective, there is nothing wrong in doing so. However, it is not permissible to make Tawaaf while breastfeeding the baby. You are permitted to carry the baby while doing your Tawaaf, but not breastfeeding. So plan your Tawaaf in such a way that the baby will not need to be fed when you start your Tawaaf.

And Allah Ta’aala knows best.

Mufti Siraj Desai

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