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    Question ID: 51007Country: India

    Title: Regarding Breastfeed to a child

    Question: I am little bit confused in duration of raza’at (breastfeed) in the [Ibn Abidin, Radd al-Muhtar 2.403] the duration of raza’at (breastfeed) is 2.5 years, but when we read the Quran, it says that duration of breastfeed is 2 years, so which is right?

    Answer ID: 51007Posted on: Sep 1, 2020

    Bismillah hir-Rahman nir-Rahim !

    (Fatwa: 168/291/D=04/1435) As per the opinion of Imam Abu Hanifa (رحمة الله) it is 2.5 years, while as per the opinions of Imam Abu Yusuf and Imam Muhammad (رحمهما الله) it is 2 years. The fatwa is based upon the opinion of the later Imams as it is mentioned in Al-Dur Al-Mukhtar the text of Rad al-Muhtar: حولان و نصف عنده وحولان فقط عندهما وهو الاصح فتح وبه يفتى .

    Allah (Subhana Wa Ta'ala) knows Best

    Darul Ifta,

    Darul Uloom Deoband, India