Is It Permissible for a Breast Feeding Mother to Feed Her Child While She Is in the State of Janabat

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Fatwa ID: 04431

Answered by: Shaykh Umer Khan



Assalamu Alaikum. I have a question for the Ulama. Is it permissible for a breastfeeding mother to feed her child while she is in the state of janabat? (For instance, after having intercourse with her husband)



بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful




One of the principles in Islamic law is "الأصل في الأشياء الإباحة", meaning that things are originally permissible unless proven otherwise. There is no explicit nor implicit evidence that prohibits a mother from breastfeeding a child while being in the state of janābah (ritual impurity). She may breastfeed her child without first having taken a shower (ghusl) to purify herself.[1]



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Written by Shaykh Umer Khan

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham




[1] Aḥsan Al-Fatāwā, 2/36


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