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Does breast feeding break wudu.

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salam. can one perform abolution breast feed ones child and then pray? 


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Does breast feeding break wudu

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All the schools of thought are absolutely unanimous in their opinion that the following acts invalidate ones wudu or ablution:

  1. Any release from ones private parts (urine, sexual emission, wet dream release, menses blood for women, stool, wind, etc.)
  2. Deep sleep
  3. sexual intercourse


The scholars and jurists in Islam have a difference of opinion whether the following acts invalidate the wudu or not; some have opined that these acts invalidate the wudu while others have opined that they do not:

  1. The touching of ones private parts
  2. The touching of women
  3. Constant bleeding of blood from any part of the body
  4. Vomiting
  5. The consuming of camel meat
  6. The washing of a deceaseds body.


The scholars and jurists are unanimous in their opinion that breast-feeding ones child does not invalidate or break ones wudu in the least. And Allah Alone Knows Best.


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