Fatwa No : 84646
Husband drinking milk from his wife's breast
Fatwa Date : Jumaadaa Al-Aakhir 23, 1425 / 9-8-2004
Is it ok in Sharia if husband drink his wife's milk while sucking her breasts when: (1) their child is also drinking her milk, i.e. child is below age of two years; (2) their child is not drinking her milk, i.e. child is over two years of age?
Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the World; and may His blessings and peace be upon our Prophet Muhammad and upon all his Family and Companions.
A husband can enjoy his wife as he wishes provided he avoids having intercourse during menses or in her anus. So, you may suck your wive's breasts. If the milk flows and you drink, this does not affect the marital relations. Only the suckling that takes place during the first two years is considered in Shari'a, according to the majority of Muslim scholars. The Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam) said: "Suckling (that is considered) is only the one that is done for feeding from hunger" [Reported by Imams al-Bukhari and Muslim ].
It does not make any difference that a child also suckles from that milk or not.
However, it is better for a husband not to drink his wife's milk taking into consideration the opinion of those who believe that the suckling of a big person also establishes the relation of flesh and blood. This is the opinion of Ayisha (Radiya Allahu Anha), Ataa , Laith and Ibn Hazm .
Allah knows best.
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