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f:1113 -    Breastfeeding after 2 years
Country : India,
Name : Nadeem
Question:     Is it forbidden to suckle children after they reach 2 years of age?  Please answer in light of Fiqh Hanafi.
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Answer:     Almighty Allah has made food the means of sustaining human life and has decreed a suitable sustenance (Rizq) for every living creature.  Thus, for infants, milk has been decreed as food.  Almighty Allah says in the Holy Quran:

Surah Baqarah-233

The authoritative opinion is that the period of breastfeeding is 2 years.  As after 2 years of age, the infant doesn’t need breast milk, breastfeeding it after 2 years of age is not correct.  As mentioned in Tabyeen Ul Haqaaiq, the famous treatise of the Hanafi school of jurisprudence in Vol. 2, Pg. No. 634.

And Allah The Mighty and The Majestic knows best

Mufti Syed Ziauddin Naqshbandi

[Professor, Islamic Law, Jamia Nizamia,
Founder/Director, Abul Hasanaat Islamic Research Center]
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