Can I Breastfeed My Husband in Islam? Read this!

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Can I Breastfeed My Husband in Islam? ~ Hi all readers! In this article, I will explain one of the important things that all Muslims, especially those who are married, should know. In fact, the topic of this article has to do with one of the things that married couples usually do. One thing I mean is breastfeeding husband. I will not explain it in detail, because I am sure you already understand what is meant by that.

Before I explain more about breastfeeding husband in Islam, I want to explain that the topic of this article is also related to the discussion of Mahram in Islamic legal literacy. That is, if an adult woman breastfeeds a boy who is not her child, then the baby boy will become her Mahram with several conditions so that there is no marriage with the baby boy and herself, and with her female family if the baby boy becomes an adult.

In addition, the discussion in this article is also related to the legality of women breastfeeding their husbands. The question that often arises about this is: will an adult male who is breastfed by a woman who is not the mother become the woman’s Mahram?

So, if you want an explanation of everything, keep reading this article!

Hadith About Breastfeeding Husband

Actually, if we read the literacy of Islamic law about the legality of women breastfeeding their husbands or men, then we will find different opinions about it. This difference of opinion exists because there are two hadiths that, when read at a glance, will give us a different understanding. The two hadiths that I mean are as follows;

First Hadith About Breastfeeding:

عَنْ عَائِشَةَ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهَا أَنَّ سَالِماً مَوْلَى أَبِيْ حُذَيْفَةَ كَانَ مَعَ أَبِيْ حُذَيْفَةَ وَأَهْلِهِ فِيْ بَيْتِهِمْ . فَأَتَتْ تَعْنِي اِبْنَةُ سُهَيْلٍ النَّبِيَّ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ فَقَالَتْ : إِنَّ سَالِماً قَدْ بَلَغَ مَا يَبْلُغُ الرِّجَالُ , وَعَقَلَ مَا عَقَلُوْا , وَإِنَّهُ يَدْخُلُ عَلَيْنَا , وَإِنِّي أَظُنُّ أَنَّ فِيْ نَفْسِ أَبِيْ حُذَيْفَةَ مِنْ ذَلِكَ شَيْئًا . فَقَالَ لَهَا النَّبِيُّ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ : أَرْضِعِيْهِ تَحْرُمِيْ عَلَيْهِ وَيَذْهَبُ الَّذِيْ فِيْ نَفْسِ أَبِيْ حُذَيْفَةَ . فَرَجَعَتْ فَقَالَتْ : إِنِّي قَدْ أَرْضَعْتُهُ فَذَهَبَ الَّذِيْ فِيْ نَفْسِ أَبِيْ حُذَيْفَةَ

From Aisha radliyallahu anha, that Salim, the slave who had been freed by Abu Hudzaifah, lived in the house with Abu Hudzaifah and his family. Putri Suhail then came to the Prophet (Muhammad) sallallahu alaihi wa sallam, then she said, “Verily, Salim has reached the age of adulthood like adult men. He is able to think as they think. Really, he always comes to us. I irrigated that which was also in Abu Hudzaifah’s mind. ” Prophet (Muhammad) sallallahu alaihi wa sallam then said to her, “Breastfeed him so that you become his Mahram and what was in Abu Hudzaifah’s mind would be lost.” She then went and said, “Really I have breastfed him and what was in Abu Hudzaifah’s mind was gone.”

Second Hadith About Breastfeeding:

عَنْ أُمِّ سَلَمَةَ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهَا قَالَتْ : قَالَ رَسُوْلُ اللهُ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ : لَا يُحَرِّمُ مِنَ الرَّضَاعَةِ إِلَّا مَا فَتَقَ الْأَمْعَاءَ فِيْ الثَّدْيِ وَ كَانَ قَبْلَ الْفِطَامِ

From Umm Salamah radliyallahu anha, she said, “The Messenger of Allah (Prophet Muhammad) sallallahu alaihi wa sallam said, “Breastfeeding will not make a person a Mahram unless milk has entered the intestine and it is done before weaning.”

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