Do suckling legislations still apply

بســـم اللــه الرحــمــن الـرحـــيــم

▪️Do suckling legislations still apply▪️

Our Shaykh, Muhammad ibn Hizaam -may Allaah preserve him- was asked the following question:

📩 Question:

The questioner says: Is suckling still permissible nowadays?

📝 Answer:

Seeing as there isn’t anything to make it impermissible, suckling is still permissible. It remains permissible until the establishment of the hour. (If the questioner intends the ruling on) suckling another woman’s child, this is also permissible, but caution must be exercised.

Firstly: If an infant is suckled by a woman other than his mother, this should be established and recorded, so that it’s known who breastfed him and how many times and whether or not she becomes a Mahram for him. It’s not permissible to conceal these things. The affair of suckling should be public knowledge, it’s not permissible to conceal it.

Can one inherit through suckling?

Suckling is not a means of inheritance, be it his own suckling father.


Translated by:

Abu Ishaq Muhammad Ibn Ahmad Ba-‘Alawi

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