Fasting and breastfeeding

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by DarulIftaBirmingham


Answered by: Maulana Maruf Ahmed


Question


Asalamualaikum.


Me and my wife were blessed with a baby girl about 6-7 weeks ago. My mother said if she fasts all her milk will go away, and it’s vital for the baby’s health/growth, she is breastfed continually for 6 months. My mother has already paid her fidya of £100. Is my mother correct, and was the fidya amount correct?


Answer


The first part of your query has been answered on the link below:


http://daruliftabirmingham.co.uk/ruling-on-fasting-for-a-breast-feeding-woman-2/


Fidya is not necessary in such a circumstance. However, the payment your mother made will be considered as optional charity.


And only Allah knows best.


Written by Maulana Maruf Ahmed


Checked and approved by Mufti Tosir Miah 


Darul Ifta Birmingham


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