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nursing child

Last updated: 19th May 2006
Question ID: #1870
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19th May 2006


Respected ulema,
Untill what age it is permissable for a child to be nursed by the mother according to the hanafi school of thought?

jazakhallah khair


Ulamaa ID 04
Answer last updated on:
1st December 2007
Answered by:
Ulamaa ID 04
Location: London

Al-jawab billahi at-taufeeq (the answer with Allah's guidance)

The maximum period for breastfeeding is two years. (Shaami vol.1 pg.209).

Allah Ta'ala says, "The mothers shall give suck to their children for two whole years. "
(2: 233)

And Only Allah Ta'ala Knows Best.