Foster relationship

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Q: I wanted to know what is the masala with regards to someone else’s child drinking your breatmilk? Does the woman become the foster mother or only if a certain amount is drank… and is it necessary to be drank from the breast or even if the child drank it from a bottle?


A: If the child drank any amount of breast milk, whether directly from the breast of a woman or from a milk bottle, foster relationship will be established.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:established through drinking any amount of breast milk

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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