Foster relation of infant.
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I would like a clarification on the following ...
... " but if the foster-mother has not nursed the adopted child, then she will not be considered a mehram of the adopted child " ...
If the child has been nursed by either the wife's sisters or husband's sisters does the child become mehram ??? Please advise.
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Foster relation of infant
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Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 7.36 (part) Narrated by Aisha
The Prophet (saws) said, ".foster suckling relations make all those things haraam which are haraam through corresponding birth (blood) relations."
If a male infant is given suck by the wifes sister, then indeed the child would be considered a mehram of all those who would be considered mehrams of the children born of womb of the wifes sister. If a male infant is given suck by the wifes sister, indeed the child will be considered a mehram of the wife, as maternal aunts are considered to be amongst the mehram or sacred relationships in Islam.but the male child will not be a mehram of the daughters born to the couple (who adopted him) as cousins or foster-cousins are not considered mehrams in Shariah.
Similarly, if the female infant is given suck by the husbands sister, then indeed the girl would be a considered a mehram of all those who would be considered mehrams of the children born of womb of the husbands sister. If a female infant is given suck by the husbands sister, indeed the girl will be considered a mehram of the husband, as maternal uncles are considered to be amongst the mehram or sacred relationships in Islam.but the female child will not be a mehram of the sons born to the couple (who adopted him), as cousins or foster-cousins are not considered mehrams in Shariah.
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