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I have been adopted by my Paternal Uncle (fathers brother) due to him not having any children. My Uncles wife did breastfeed me, making her my Foster Mum.

My Question is regarding parda with the following people, and making Salaam and shaking hands with them.
Are the following Males, Mahram to me:
1) My Foster Nana (foster mums father)?
2) My Foster Nana’s Brothers?

And is Parda required between my Husband and the following females:
1) My Foster Mum?
2) My Foster Nani (foster mums mother)?

*** Both of my Biological Parents are still alive ***

From what I understand, that all relations that are Haraam through Blood are all Haraam through Breastfeeding also.
Please shed light on the above Laws, and if any other rules are to be known, please inform me.


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

The presence of biological parents will not make any difference in the ruling.  Your foster nana is a mahram for you.[i] Likewise, your foster nana’s brothers are also mahram for you.[ii]

Parda is not required for your husband in front of your foster mother and your foster nani.[iii]

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Mawlana Faraz Ibn Adam,
Student Darul Iftaa


Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

[i]وفي الفتاوى الهندية

يُحَرَّمُ على الرَّضِيعِ أَبَوَاهُ من الرَّضَاعِ وَأُصُولُهُمَا وَفُرُوعُهُمَا من النَّسَبِ وَالرَّضَاعِ جميعا (ج 1 ص 343 مكتبة رشيدية)

وكذا في الأحكام الشرعية في الأحوال الشخصية ج 2 ص 932 دار السلام

وكذا في فتاوى حقانية ج 4 ص 399

[ii]وفي الفتاوى الهندية

وَكَذَا بَنَاتُ الْأَخِ وَالْأُخْتِ وَإِنْ سَفَلْنَ (ج 1 ص 273 مكتبة رشيدية)

وكذا في فتاوى محمودية ج 11 ص 313 إدارة الفاروق

[iii] وفي الفتاوى الهندية

كُلُّ من تَحْرُمُ بِالْقَرَابَةِ وَالصِّهْرِيَّةِ تَحْرُمُ بِالرَّضَاعِ (ج 1 ص 273 مكتبة رشيدية)

وكذا في أحسن الفتاوى ج 5 ص 82 أيج أيم سعيد

This answer was collected from DarulFiqh.com, which is operated under the supervision of Mufti Faraz ibn Adam al-Mahmudi, the student of world renowned Mufti Ebrahim Desai (Hafizahullah).

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