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What does the Quran say about breastfeeding?

June 29, 2009 by  
Filed under Feeding & nutrition

Surah 2. Verse 233:

The mothers shall give suck to their offspring for two whole years, if the father desires to complete the term. But he shall bear the cost of their food and clothing on equitable terms. No soul shall have a burden laid on it greater than it can bear. No mother shall be Treated unfairly on account of her child. Nor father on account of his child, an heir shall be chargeable in the same way. If they both decide on weaning, by mutual consent, and after due consultation, there is no blame on them. If ye decide on a foster-mother for your offspring, there is no blame on you, provided ye pay (the mother) what ye offered, on equitable terms. But fear Allah and know that Allah sees well what ye do.


Translation by A.Yusuf Ali

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One Response to “What does the Quran say about breastfeeding?”
  1. Thank you. Have been working as an electrician for a while now so this is very useful.

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