Hanafi Fiqh

Foster relationships through breast feeding

Salam Mufti
If a woman wants to breastfeed a child for the purpose of making him foster brother of her children will it be permissible?
How many breastfeeds are required to make the child a foster son, and how much milk supply is required in each feed if more than one session of breastfeeding is to be conducted?

Hanafi Fiqh

Meanings for names

Salam can you please let me know if those names are okay to keep for a baby girl and which would you not recommend. And if they are Quranic names. JazakAllahu khayr.


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I wanted to ask your opinion on performing Yoga for getting healthier. I delivered a baby girl( first child) through the C section 5 months back. I am a known case of PCOD(Polycystic Ovarian Disease) as well. So to shed weight & get healthy, can I do Yoga? Due to the paucity of time, I wanted to learn such Yoga practices through Youtube. Since currently, I am in a Non-muslim majority state, so it isn’t possible for me to join a female gym or something like that.

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Breaking fast after cervical sweep

I had a baby in Ramadhaan. The doctors were concerned about baby’s growth so decided to induce me at 38 weeks. I only required a cervical sweep. I assumed that this procedure necessitated ghusl and that my fast was broken.
I broke my fast before sunset and simply kept qadhaa fast later.
Is this sufficient or do I have to do 60 continuous fasts as kaffarah?
Please note, this took place when Ramadhaan was in autumn and the fast was just over 12 hours.

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Exposing patients awrah

I am a student who is deeply inclined towards the emergency medical field. I have extensive training in the regard and I am confident I can -only if Allah wills- make the difference between someone’s life and death with my knowledge and equipment. So coming to my question, what we are taught in the management of trauma is that whenever you come across a traumatically injured patient, uncover them, or to be clear, cut all their clothes off so you can see their whole body. The reasoning for this is quite simple that you need to make sure they don’t have any other injuries than what you see through their clothes. Now my question is that if I, as a male, approach an motor vehicle accident scene for example, and I come across a female who is traumatically injured, would it be halal for me to undress her to assess her situation and injuries? Also in another case, if I find myself as a bystander, in the case of a woman who goes into labour and I’m the only medical professional on scene, and I have reasonable grounds to believe either the mother or the fetus is in distress, can I, in the context of Islam, deliver this baby? I am medically competent to do these procedures, my question is only from an Islamic permissibility point of view. I will wait for your answer.
Thank you!

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Ruling regarding the covering of childrens toys with eyes

I have two young children with lots of toys in the house with eyes on them (trucks, books, interactive toys etc.)
We make a conscious effort to not keep dolls with eyes and no pictures on walls in our home.
All the toys get tidied away every evening but my husband will make every effort to cover every single exposed eye on the toys in the house.
In the morning my son doesnt have access to any of the toys because they’ve all been covered/ hidden away and I have another young baby to look after so don’t have the means to take things out and put them back in a way where things are accessible and encourages play for him.

What is the islamic ruling regarding toys with eyes, these days it is near enough impossible to find things that have no eyes on them. Hiding them every evening is becoming less practical as there is just so many – will we be sinful if they are not covered.

JazakaAllah Khair

Hanafi Fiqh

Removing the foetus from the womb of a deceased mother

Q. A pregnant woman is terminally will. The doctors estimate that she may live for a few more weeks due to the nature of the terminal illness. What must be done if she passes away if the baby is alive in her womb? Should the baby be taken out from her womb or should the baby be left in her womb and buried with her? Please advise.

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Buying looted or stolen items

Q. In the past 2 weeks, there were mass looting of goods and damaging of property caused by the rioters and looters in Durban, KwaZulu Natal. There were businesses that were completely destroyed or looted and their towns did not have access to basic necessities such as baby food, bread, milk etc. for a few days. It was not possible to even get basic necessities to them from outside of town due to the severity of the situation. The only option for them to get their basic necessities during those few days were to buy them from the looters who were selling them. Those that have done so, what must they do to compensate for it?