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Consuming a Woman’s Breast Milk

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by Mathabah.org

Answered by Shaykh Yūsuf Badāt

Question:

Is a husband allowed to drink his wife’s breast milk?

Answer:

Jazāk Allāh Khayr/ Thank you for your question.

It is the consensus of the mainstream Islamic jurists that it is islamicaly impermissible for a man to drink his wife’s breast milk. (See al Dur al Mukhtār)

The milk produced in the breasts of a woman is for infants. It is not permissible for an adult to consume such milk unless in extreme dire situations such as for medical reasons.

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This answer was collected from Mathabah.org. It’s an Islamic educational institute based in Canada. The questions are generally answered by Sheikh Yusuf Badat and Sheikh Omar Subedar.

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