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Applying women’s breast milk to one’s skin

Q: Is one permitted to apply a womans breast milk, not necessarily ones own wifes, to his skin to treat skin conditions. It is said to be very beneficial. This is having tried most other medications and methods available already.


A: There are alternate medications to treat skin allergies. Hence one should refrain from using women’s breast milk for this purpose.

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

( ولم يبح الإرضاع بعد مدته ) لأنه جزء آدمي والانتفاع به لغير ضرورة حرام على الصحيح شرح الوهبانية وفي البحر لا يجوز التداوي بالمحرم في ظاهر المذهب

قال الشامي : قوله ( وفي البحر ) عبارته وعلى هذا أي الفرع المذكور لا يجوز الانتفاع به للتداوي (رد المحتار 3/ 211)

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, 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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