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Breastfeeding one’s step son

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Q: I have a question about my step son. What does Islam say about breastfeeding a step son (he is my husband’s son, his mother has left this child in our custody). If I am not wrong, every child has a right to be breastfed according to Islam. So as a stepmother is it permissible for me to breastfeed him? Is it sawab or gunaah?


A: It is permissible.

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

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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