Breastfeeding one's step son

Q: I have a question about my step son. What does Islam say about breastfeeding a step son (he is my husband's son, his mother has left this child in our custody). If I am not wrong, every child has a right to be breastfed according to Islam. So as a stepmother is it permissible for me to breastfeed him? Is it sawab or gunaah?

A: It is permissible.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)