Home Breastfeeding or foster relationship • Foster relationship, Minimum number of sucks which established it ?

• Foster relationship, Minimum number of sucks which established it ?

 Do you know how many number of suck established foster relationship ? It is once or more than one ?
Assalam alaikum, warahmatullahe wabarkatohu,
dearbbrothers and sisters, we heard sometimes about foster relationship, due to this foster relationship a marriage become invalid because it act same as a foster relationship.
Hence it is very important to know
  • how many sucking established foster relationship ?
  • Does it is only once or it is more than that ?
So let us know about that in the light of authentic teaching of Prophet Muhammadﷺ

Umm al-Fadl reported:

A bedouin came to Allah’s Apostle (saws ) when he was in my house and said ( asked ):
Allah’s Apostle (saws), I have had a wife and I married another besides her, and my first wife claimed that she had suckled once or twice my newly married wife, thereupon Allah’s Apostle (saws ) said: One suckling or two (1 or 2 ) do not make the (marriage) unlawful.

Sahih Muslim 1451 a
In-book : Book 17, Hadith 24


Umm Fadl (Allah be pleased with her) reported that Allah’s Apostle (saws) said:

Being suckled once or twice, or one suckling or two (1 or 2), do not make marriage unlawful.

Sahih Muslim 1451 c
In-book : Book 17, Hadith 26


A’isha (Allah be pleased with, her) reported that it had been revealed in the Holy Qur’an that ten (10) clear sucklings make the marriage unlawful,
then it was abrogated (and substituted) by five (5) sucklings and Allah’s Apostle (saws) died and it was before that time (found) in the Holy Qur’an (and recited by the Muslims).
Sahih Muslim 1452 a
In-book : Book 17, Hadith 30

From the above mentioned hadith it is very clear that to establish foster relationship, atleast five 5 clear sucking (which satisfies hunger of the child ) are necessary .

Less than 5 clear sucking (which satisfies hunger of the child) can’t established foster relationship.
Hence if a woman breastfeed a boy or a girl or both less than 5 times then foster relationship can’t established and they can marry with eachother if they want ( provided they haven’t blood relationship )