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I am still breatfeeding my baby of 11 months who soley relies only on my milk

 

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Aslaam - mu-Alaikum,


I would like to ask 2 question in regards to nursing.


1) I am still breatfeeding my baby of 11 months who soley relies only on my milk (no form of any bottle would my child settle for). would this break my wadu?

I want & always try to complete all my fasts, during this romzan can I breast feed & still do my fast....?

These are questions that i really need answers so I hope you can help me..

Thank You,


Aslaam - mu-Alaikum.


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Nursing breast feeding wudu fast

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol, no person, no grave, no prophet, no imam, no dai, nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.

 

Q-1: I am still breatfeeding my baby of 11 months who soley relies only on my milk (no form of any bottle would my child settle for). would this break my wadu?


The conditions that would make the wudu or ablution of a believing women invalid are:

  1. Answering the call of nature.
  2. Deep sleep
  3. Breaking wind or passing gas
  4. Voluntary or involuntary sexual discharge
  5. Sexual intercourse
  6. Menstruation or child birth.

 

The breast-feeding of a baby does not invalidate or break the wudu of the believing woman.

 

Q-2: I want & always try to complete all my fasts, during this romzan can I breast feed & still do my fast....?

There are five things which will break or invalidate the fast:

  1. Eating
  2. Drinking
  3. Sexual intercourse
  4. voluntary semen discharge
  5. the menstruation of the woman while fasting

 

The breast-feeding and nursing of the baby has absolutely no effect on the validity of the fast. If the nursing mother fears that by fasting, her health or the health of the infant might be affected she has a choice not to fast, and make up her fasts later. But if she does not fear that her nursing would effect her or her babys health in any way, she is permitted to keep her fasts.

 

Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.

 

Your brother and well wisher in Islam,

 

Burhan

 


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