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Islamic Adult Breatfeeding -- Islam Allows Breatfeeding Husbands by Wives: Kuwaiti Clerics

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Activist clerics in Kuwait recently announced that breatfeeding a husband by his wife is not prohibited in Islam...

Islamic 'Adult Breastfeeding' Fatwas Return

Back in May 2007, Dr. Izzat Atiya, head of Al Azhar University's Department of Hadith, issued a fatwa, or Islamic legal decree, saying that female workers should "breastfeed" their male co-workers in order to work in each other's company. According to the BBC:

He said that if a woman fed a male colleague "directly from her breast" at least five times they would establish a family bond and thus be allowed to be alone together at work. "Breast feeding an adult puts an end to the problem of the private meeting, and does not ban marriage," he ruled. "A woman at work can take off the veil or reveal her hair in front of someone whom she breastfed."

kuwait clerics fatwa on husband breatfeeding

Atiya based his fatwa on a hadith -- a documented saying or doing of Islam's prophet Muhammad and subsequently one of Sharia law's sources of jurisprudence. Many Egyptians naturally protested this decree--hadith or no hadith--though no one could really demonstrate how it was un-Islamic; for the fatwa conformed to the strictures of Islamic jurisprudence. Still, due to the protests--not many Egyptian women were eager to "breastfeed" their male coworkers--the fatwa receded, and that was that.

However, because it was never truly rebutted, it kept making comebacks.

For instance, three years later in 2010, a high-ranking Saudi, Sheikh Abdul Mohsin al-Abaican issued a fatwa confirming that "women could give their milk to men to establish a degree of maternal relations and get around a strict religious ban on mixing between unrelated men and women." But unlike Atiya's fatwa, "the man should take the milk, but not directly from the breast of the woman. He should drink it [from a cup] and then [he] becomes a relative of the family, a fact that allows him to come in contact with the women without breaking Islam's rules about mixing."

Now, a report titled "Kuwaiti Activists: Husband Breastfeeding from Wife not Prohibited," published earlier this month by Arabic RT (see also Garaa News) opens by announcing that "The adult breastfeeding fatwa has returned once again to the spotlight, after Kuwaiti Islamic activists supported the adult breastfeeding fatwa issued by the Egyptian Salafi, Sheikh Jamal al-Murakbi [different from Al Azhar's Sheikh Atiya]. This time around, the Kuwaitis examined the adult breastfeeding fatwa in the context of relations between a man and his wife."

While the Kuwaiti sheikhs all essentially agree that the activity is not strictly forbidden according to Sharia--only "disliked" (literallymakruh)--they are divided over the particulars.

  • Sheikh Nazim Misbahi, head of the Fatwa Committee of the Islamic Heritage Revival Society in Kuwait, supports the decree, agreeing that "it is not forbidden [haram] for a man to breastfeed from his wife."
  • Sheikh Bassam al-Shatti, a Sharia professor, specifies: "If the husband deliberately sucks to obtain milk from the breast of his wife, this is forbidden; however, if it happens unintentionally during foreplay with his wife, then there is no problem--though it is disliked according to the four schools" of Sharia.
  • Sheikh Sa'd al-Anzi stressed that "if the man, while being intimate with his wife, sucks her nipples, it is nothing, considered foreplay; but if the milk reaches his mouth, he should spit out--even if goes down in his stomach," i.e., vomit.

Consider for a moment the significance of these Islamic edicts: whether women "breastfeeding" coworkers (Egyptian fatwa, 2007), whether men drinking female breast-milk in a cup (Saudi fatwa, 2010), or whether Kuwaiti minutiae concerning bedroom foreplay--such fatwas are reminders of the inescapable strictures of Sharia law: while these sheikhs offers various circumstances and interpretations concerning "adult breastfeeding," they are all confined to the words of the prophet of Islam.

This is precisely why, despite all the claims that Islam is perpetually being "misunderstood"--by terrorists, by "Islamophobes"--understanding what Islam commands and forbids is actually quite a simple matter: along with the Koran, determine what the prophet said in canonical hadiths.

It is, after all, no coincidence that the above mentioned Kuwaitis, like Sheikh Misbahi, were members of the delegation that recently went to ask Saudi Arabia's Grand Mufti about Islam's position on churches in the Arabian Peninsula: the same source that compelled the Grand Mufti to declare that all churches must be destroyed, is the same source that advocates "adult breastfeeding": Muhammad and his teachings. All very straightforward, really.


This article appeared in Frontpage Magazine.

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written by Malem , April 14, 2012
islam allows no such thing, please refer to the Quran, Allahs words and ther eis no reference for such behavior. Another Falshood repeated again and again and again
written by Proud Infidel , April 14, 2012
Well, according to numerous Islamic scholars and the fatwas they issued, it IS allowed. I'm more inclined to believe what they say versus an internet poster that disagrees with everything he doesn't like, which ironically turns out to be anything that makes Islam look bad.

Truth is an incredible concept.
written by Malem , April 14, 2012
You are 100% correct, truth is an incredible concept. The Quran is the word of truth, if it is not there, it is not allowed, very clear, very concise. People post pictures with some fellow with his mouth wide open as above and try to infer soemthing from it, but the fact remains this behavior is NOT part of Islam, rather the behavior of some deranged fellow somewhere.
written by Proud Infided , April 14, 2012
Malem, You are fighting a losing battle. Read the article. It IS allowed. Your opinion carries no weight against Islamic scholars, Sheikks, Imams, etc. The fact that you don't want to believe it because it exposes Islam for what it reall is doesn't make it not true.

The picture of the man with his mouth open didn't influence me in any way. The quotes of Islamic scholars is what I look at. Are you calling these "deranged" scholars who make the laws liars?

I don't care if it is in the Koran or not. There is plenty of evidence that this type of unacceptable behavior is endorsed by Islam.

Your argument is nothing but opinion here. Until you can prove that you have enough credibility to speak of what is lawful or not in Islam, you're wasting your breath.

If you have problem with the people issuing these barbaric fatwas, perhaps it is them you should be talking to.
@Malem, which verse?
written by Editor, M A Khan , April 14, 2012
Which verse in the Quran says, breastfeeding husbands by wives is banned for Muslims?
Another Falshood repeated again and again and again
Are you accusing us here of repeating falsehood?
written by Infidel and More Proud , April 14, 2012
Malem 80% + Mulims are Sunni.
How does one become Sunni?
By following Sunnah and the law that arises from it Sharia.

You are a Quran only species of Muslims. You are outnumbered and will become extinct in no time.
If you are vocal about this is KSA then you might meet your maker even sooner.
Halal Breastfeeding
written by Gnostic , April 14, 2012
It is not allowed to breastfeed an adult before ritually cleaning her nipples according to islam. There is no ruling that milk of a woman is haram like pork but everything has to be checked for halality. It is such an intelligent discussion! Very intellectual what muslims are tallking about. This is why islam is so useful and necessary for all of us. But why is breasfeeding halal while pork is not as well as cuttlefish or other mollusces, scampis and crabs? Animals are allowed to eat this why not we humans?
written by wud b apostat , April 14, 2012
hahahahaha......m feelin aroused ..when i go to office on monday m gonna ask ma female colleagues for a suckle...
But what if her breasts have no milk..as far as i knw ladies' breast produce milk after they make a delivery but my most female colleagues are un married or not pregnant at the moment...dint mufti sahab put some light on it?
@ Halal brestfeeding
written by Infidel and More Proud , April 14, 2012
Will there be witnesses or religious police to vouch yes there was breastfeeding. And how many ml milk is prescribed. How many suckles and which breast first or one breast only. I mean something like rakas.
Will the men be asked to say bismillah?

We need more clarification. Will men be given training to suckle? What if the women is too old to produce milk?
Berastfeeding anywhere!
written by Gnostic , April 14, 2012
Havent you seen it in your local Halal Store? Breefy - The new halal dring for every devout muslim! Only one buck a bottle including a very beautiful nipple-Pacifier! There are plenty of muslims drinking this on the street.
Mohameddan expert
written by Guy Macher , April 14, 2012
It is amazing that islam-watch has attracted the attention of Mohameddan experts like Malem who know more than even the compilers of the hadiths. Perhaps this Malem is the re-incarnation of the 12th Imam!
Apologists vs. clerics
written by Kafirwala , April 14, 2012
As far as I understand, in Islam, only the religious scholars i.e. the ulema have any authority to say on Quran or any ahadith or any ritual conclusively. In various countries, the so- called ulema or the clergy do this also by issuing their fatwa or edicts etc. from time to time. Of course, many of them like the present one by Kuwaiti and Egyptian scholars give the kuffar the comic interlude they look for once in a way. My question is, why the apologists like Malem, rzq, commonsense et al cry hoarse about it? Or in other words, what locus standi these apologists have to speak on behalf of Islam? Certainly it is the task of the Grand Mufti, muftis, ayatollahs, imams etc.etc. Let them entertain us with their wisecracks as in the past!
wud b apostat -- keep trying
written by Ex-Muslim , April 15, 2012
"But what if her breasts have no milk..as far as i knw ladies' breast produce milk after they make a delivery"

-- That's no problem. Just keep trying until it happens. Allah will eventually bless you and your female colleagues in your sacred intention.
Jazak Allah Ex-Muslim
written by wud b apostate , April 15, 2012
so nice of u for encouraging me stay firm on my belief.....man i cant help laughing....thanx to faithfreedom, islam-watch n answering islam for showing me the true side of islam......
@ admin for tech. Assistance
written by wud b aposate , April 15, 2012
dear admin
1. I cant post comment when I come to your site thru anonymouse
2. How can I get registered on this site
it shows...
written by god , April 15, 2012
this stupid decree shows us one thing : how low-mind islam is and and its ... adherents are... husband breastfeeding... how... can a mature man... ask his "wife" (I know I should use slave) to give him a "milk shot"...

the funniest thing is : islamists cleric according things like this and little muslim westerners telling us "nahhhh its not islammmm its forbiddennnnn" ... who does know more the coran? islamists cleric or little muslim over here trying to convert us through taqqiya?
written by malem , April 16, 2012
Mr Khan, while I understand your role on this board, I had not accused you of making a a false statement, you can re readmy post to confirm. I do find it interesting that while you assumed thatit was I did, you mentioned nothing to Archpagan for example and his rude comments about "fine ass".

Back to my point, the Quran is the word of Allah and IT is the only authority and not some Sheik or Imam who decides some act needs to be Allowed. The behavior described about is not allowed according to the Quran and thus by Allahs own words is not part of Islam, rendering it a false staement.
written by Salladin , April 16, 2012
Is it suitable for the allmighty with his all genorosity and his sublime qualities to swear to his creation and praise himself and get angry?
Malem is exposed for what he is worth!
written by Kafirwala , April 16, 2012
Those who have read the biography of Mo (piss be upon him eternally) very well know what kind of a person he was. When he started preaching in Mecca, his profile was very low and his theory was, to you your religion and to me my religion, meaning there need not be any compulsion in religion. He then had a few unemployed youngsters as his followers. Later on, when his stature progressed his outlook also changed. When he built up an army of mercenaries and started winning battles his opinion changed. Islam became the only religion approved by Allah and all other religionists were branded as Allah's enemies and not only they had to face Allah's wrath after their death, they should be killed in their present life itself by muslims, he asserted. See the irony! There are two punishments for the same offense! So, the kuffar are destined to suffer punishment not only in this world, but in their afterlife too. That is the kind of logic he displayed. On his death bed he expressed his death wish, an Arabia bereft of jews and christians. After his death, his followers just realised it. Now we can see what kind of a person Mo was. Though he started his life as a promising nice boy, towards the end of his life, he became one mass murderer, thug, charlatan, pedophile and a ruthless tyrant all rolled into one. I will say he is the greatest opportunist the world has ever seen! According to his circumstances he changed his color and opinion and took maximum benefit out of it! After Mo, I think our friend Malem fits the bill to be aptly called an opportunist par excellence like his mentor. About two years ago when he made his appearance in this site for the first time, he was eulogising the muslim scholars i.e. all imams and the like for their years of studies and research in Islam and Quran and was upholding their view that the alleged violence inciting suras in Quran have no relevance to today's world and it was applicable for the peculiar circumstances of those periods when it was written. Shamelessly he is disowning their findings now, only to escape from the seemingly stupid opinions the imams and their ilk have been bringing forth in the name of Islam.
Malem, Are You Joking?
written by Worldpeace , April 16, 2012
Malem you must be kidding. Just because breast feeding adult is not mentioned in the Koran doesn't make it un Islamic. Please show us the verse for stoning adulterers in the Koran. Does its absence make any difference. Adulterers used to disgustingly stoned since the time of the madman Muhammad till date.
What Is The Fear.
written by Worldpeace , April 16, 2012
The Muftis are in a tight corner. They fear that, husbands suckling their wives will invalidate the marriage as the wives, according to islamic perverted science, would become mothers to their husbands. Muslim are getting confused.
written by Peter , April 16, 2012
For Non-muslims its really funny !!
But if muslims will implement it at home as well as work place then definitely
they will have more peace and less rape and adultery in society.
Best of luck and waiting for social data after few years !
So much fun
written by god , April 16, 2012
So if I understand you Worldpeace, the term "mother" in islam as not the same meaning for us over here... A mother here is a woman giving birth to a child and raising him/her or adopting one and raising him/her, but for Islam a mother would be simply a woman being able to breastfeed whoever suckle it up... She then become her mother... Which, brings us back to the "wedding laws", mother is now a woman who can breastfeed so whoever breastfeeded you, she's now your mother, so you can't marry...

All they have to do is say "Look, she didn't gave birth to him, so she's his mother but not his natural mother so, she's her grand-mother and we all permit us to marry our grand-mother!".
@ Malem
written by 1proudkaffur4life , April 16, 2012
Can you bring forth any evidence that the Kooraan is the word of allah. except of course you can only offer BLIND faith! Blind faith is not changing the world or improving it. But if the clear word of allah needs HUMANS to create various sciences to "explain" it meaning, then what we get the "concepts" of mere humans.
written by Malem , April 16, 2012
Of course, it was stated as such from Jibrel to Muhammed. Allah spoke to many of the prophets, Jesus, Noah, Musa etc... Many of the writings in the Bibe and Quran have been proven fact in the past. So my response would be to prove to me it is not the word of Allah. Note it is Quran or Koran, not Kooraan.
written by Salladin , April 16, 2012
According to malem, the qur'an is allah's word because it sais so. That's ofcourse no proof. I have a book here saying Allah is a figment of imagination by humans. Opinion vs opinion!
Allah never spoke to anyone
written by Yibel , April 16, 2012
Jesus, Moses, Noah, et all, of the Bible were never spoken to by Muhammad's moon god Allah of the Qur'an. The God of the Bible is YHVH, not Allah. The name Allah is never mentioned, even once, in the Bible; however, YHVH is named over 6000 times and is the only name of the God of the Israelites/Hebrews/Jews/Christians.

Jibril was never seen or heard by anyone except Muhammad. So did this specter even exist? The description of this apparition sounds demon-like.

As for the writings in the Qur'an as proven fact - please list some of these facts. The creation stuff is all wrong. Scientific fact! The Bible stories - also all wrong! The stuff about heaven and hell - unprovable, but highly unlikely!!! In fact, ROTFLOL ridiculous stuff!!!

What does that leave? Calls for warfare against - well, everyone!! And 1400 years of have provien that to be a fact!!

Islam is organized crime against humanity with a declaration of open-ended WAR against all unbelievers (9:5, 9:29)......

There is no fact concerning the Allah god, except that its only attribute is ANGER; however, mentioning this is haram, and, if you do, Allah will get angry!!

"Look to Me, and be saved, All you ends of the earth! For I am YHVH and there is no other." Isaiah 45:22
@ Malem
written by Brown Superman , April 17, 2012
Where does it say in your holy book that it is Quran or Koran and not anything else, including Kooraan?

If you cannot prove that, try not telling falsehod.

And you did not deny being a Mohameddan Expert when Guy Macher called you one!
written by Malem , April 17, 2012
I blieve if you look at the Title on the Front Cover it says Quran :)
@ Malem
written by Brown Superman , April 17, 2012
And it says "Koran" at the sub-title on the back cover?

Mohameddan, you are not very certain on that, are you?

Anyway, Quran, Koran, Qu'ran, Ko'ran, Kooraan or anything sounding like that just means the same.... unless you are saying Allah had informed Mohamedd that the Title on the Front Cover should be only Quran and nothing else.

Even the word "Allah" is read with an arabic tongue twist and not as what the roman alphabets actually say. With a pinch of salt, Kooraan is Quran and vice versa. So long as we know what the subject is. Like Mo' is Muhammad and Muzzies are camel-brained people of terrorists origin.
@ Malem
written by Brown Superman , April 17, 2012
And the back cover says "Koran"?

You are a joker, alright.
Muslims believe in Quran
written by fineliving56 , April 17, 2012
because they want to believe it not because it made any sense because it does not. It is fine that Muslims want to believe it ... have at it .... but stay out of our way while we expose it and trash it ... we have the right to ...

believe us ....when we say ....we will for as long as it takes to destroy Islam.

Please do not come here and defend the pathetic garbage that is IN the Quran and expect anyone in this day and age to actually believe in such filth.

Fine example of the filth in Quran, that Muslims have nothing to defend, against ..

promising, young and inexperienced virgins to Muslims in heaven, while most normal men hate and dredge the idea of dealing with the cries and the blood that young virgins usually display at their first time .... even when Muslim men like the idea their women are pure and untouched .... but still all men hate virgins but , yet , Quran promises them to men ...

what a pile of garbage that is ?! ....

This proves without the shadow of a doubt that Quran, did not come from any God ... in fact, it only proves Quran came from a sick demented man who he him self like to molested little girls ... that is why he promises, virgins to other men ...

not only that ... the virgins that are in heaven according to Islam, stay virgins for ever and ever after they get to be used ...their virginity, stay as it is ... in tact after each use ... hahaha ....

Uhhhhh .... the absurdity of Quran and Islam .... nothing surpass it .... and Muslims have the nerve to come here and defend it .... hahahaha

Yes, So Much Fun, god.
written by Worldpeace , April 17, 2012
Yes, in Islam, everything goes. A woman colleague of twenty that suckles a man of fifty nine becomes his islamically technical mother. Hahaha, eh god, enjoy the religion of absurdities.
written by Infidel and More proud , April 17, 2012
And grandmother as some muslims on this site said mother and grandmother are same.
@ Perpetual Virgins
written by Infidel and More proud , April 17, 2012
Probably they use made in china hymen in islamic heaven http://www.memritv.org/clip/en/2296.htm

Men can also celebrate the aniversary by getting reconstructed hymenshttp://www.memritv.org/clip/en/2355.htm

Threesome on earth bad but good in heavenhttp://www.memritv.org/clip/en/2514.htm

Chinese hymen not good for they have stamp of made in china. haha
scientific truth is sorely lacking in kooraan :-)
written by 1proudkaffur4life , April 17, 2012
17: 12 We have made the Night and the Day as two (of Our) Signs: the Sign of the Night have We obscured, while the Sign of the Day We have made to enlighten you; that ye may seek bounty from your Lord, and that ye may know the number and count of the years: all things have We explained in detail. Quote End]

Without the hadith this portion of the verse is senseless: "the Sign of the Night have We obscured, while the Sign of the Day... " how did the Sign of the Night get "obscured" and what does it TALK about? For a "Kooran" only person very hard to explain. Of course according to the hadith, the Sign of the Night is supposedly the Moon, as it was created it was a "Sun" but since two Suns would make the Earth flooded all the time in "light" (and no darkness) stoned-gawd allah sent one Angel to the Moon to draw his Wing 3 times over it, plotting it out. The dark spots on it are supposedly signs of this "plotting". Hilarious! A Angel so big that his Wing would be almost as big as the Moon! At the Muslims here do yourself a favor and ask yourself this question: if a day is 1.000 years, and at another time your supposedly inerrant word of the stoned-gawd allah says it is a 50.000 years.... Besides your lice-ridden profeet claimed that the "day of doom" was only half a day away (at this time meaning of course one day being 1.000 years) so the "judgment day would have happen about 1160 (give or take a few decades since it is not so irrelevant) why did the "DAY OF DOOM" not happen some centuries ago?

BTW there seems some Muslims having no Problem lying to their fellow Muslims. I saw some "reports" that in AUSTRIA in the LAST TWO years 500.000 people converted to Islam. Well it did NOT happen, someone got the thing wrong. Since it is true that there are some estimates of Muslim the number is rather between 400.000 & 500.000 and not converts of the last TWO years BUT the growth since well before 2002. So what we have is Muslims having children and therein lies the "growth" BUT not in conversion in HUGE numbers.

I AM living in Vienna/Austria so I know it DOES NOT happen like Muslims are being told...
written by Salladin , April 17, 2012
That's what you get when believing in fairytales. Throw your conscience out of the window and repeat: We heard and believed. Wow, it must be the evidence of the allmighty if some people are convinced this fast. I heard of a flying carpet who actually could talk. I heard it so i believe it. How do i know it's true....because some book tells me so, along with a lot of silly, illogocal stories aka fairytales.
Muslim obsession with a Muslim hymen
written by fineliving56 , April 17, 2012
Allow me to shed some light on the ever important [ more then the live of a any Muslim girl] little bit of skin .

Muslim girls are taught from very young age to guard their hymen from being taken, they rather die and their family rather to have their daughters die then to lose it before the wedding.

After each Islamic wedding women from the groom side, sit around outside the door of the bride to wait to see the groom to produce the smudge of blood on sheets to prove to his family, his bride is pure so they can go home and relax.

the bride family wait also for the good news to save face and honer …Muslim bride usually are so nerves for the passing of this test … the wedding night becomes a nightmare and the most embarrassing thing they ever could do … it is humiliating … it meant to say to the brides '' we do not trust you when you say you are pure, we want to see the proofs ''.. so ridicules

Every once a while people hear of a groom who divorces his wife few days after the wedding … the family of the bride demand an announcement that the reason for the divorce was not a lost hymen but some other reason, otherwise the bride have to fear for her life from anger for letting go of her Muslim hymen .

Islamic absurdities …. What else can it be ?

written by Salladin , April 18, 2012
It is pathetic indeed finelivings. Women are just tilth. As if the whole woman is just a vagina!
women = aurat
written by Infidel and More proud , April 18, 2012
In urdu women is called Aurat which means vagina.

A full bodies walking and talking vagina. Allah knows best indeed.

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