I want to marry my cousin , but problem is that her elder brother has suckled milk of my grand Mother, Can I marry her?

My grand mother is also saying that when the child suckled breast there was no milk in it.


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

In principle if someone suckled a baby and ther after claimed that there was no milk in her breast, then her statement will be taken and the prohibition of forstership will not take place. 1

Similarly if someone suckled “A”, then the prohibition of marrying ‘A’ through this suckling does not apply to A’s sister. 2

Hence, even if your grand mother had suckled the brother of the girl, the prohibition of foster-ship does not come in between yourself and the girl. Hence, It is permissible for you to marry this girl.

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Mufti Faisal bin Abdul Hameed al-Mahmudi
Darul Iftaa wal Irshaad, Montreal

1(قوله فلو التقم إلخ) تفريع على التقييد بقوله إن علم. وفي القنية: امرأة كانت تعطي ثديها صبية واشتهر ذلك بينهم ثم تقول لم يكن في ثديي لبن حين ألقمتها ثدي ولم يعلم ذلك إلا من جهتها جاز لابنها أن يتزوج بهذه الصبية ( الدر المختار وحاشية ابن عابدين (رد المحتار) (3/ 212))

2يجوز أن يتزوج الرجل بأخت أخيه من الرضاع(درر الحكام شرح غرر الأحكام (1/ 356))
وتحل أخت أخيه رضاعا (الدر المختار وحاشية ابن عابدين (رد المحتار) (3/ 217))