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Assalam alaikum ya sheikh. May Almighty Allah increase you in knowledge. Ameen

My question is that:-  If as a father, I raised a new born baby from a woman not my own wife. Because the biological mother of that baby has passed away after she gave birth to the baby but my own wife breast feed the baby and we raised the child up to maturity. Will that make the child to become our muharram?

Does the ruling on this also the same to a situation where by I raised the child from infancy to maturity but was not breastfeed by my wife but his late biological mother?

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Wa `alaykum As-Salamu wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh.

Your wife is known as the milk mother of the baby; as such, a mahram relationship is established between her and the baby. Here is the Quranic verse about forbidden marriage relations based on blood, breastfeeding as well marriage relationship:

Your wife – in this case- is known as the milk mother of the baby. As such, a mahram relationship has been established between the two. Here is the Quranic verse about forbidden marriage relations based on blood, breastfeeding as well marriage relationship:

“Forbidden unto you [as wives] are your mothers, your daughters, your sisters, your fathers’ sisters, your mothers’ sisters, your brothers’ daughters, your sisters’ daughters, your milk-mothers and milk-sisters, the mothers of your wives, the stepdaughters in your care—born of your wives with whom you have consummated marriage, but if you have not consummated the marriage with them, then there is no blame on you—and the wives of your sons who are from your loins, and two sisters together, save for what is past. Truly God is Forgiving, Merciful.”

Allah Almighty knows best.

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