Question: Is it permissible for a woman to breastfeed her child while making tawaaf around the Ka'bah?

by Shaykh Muhammad 'Umar Baazmool, instructor at Umm Al-Quraa University in Makkah

It would be permissible for her to feed her child as she makes tawaaf around the Ka'bah if she uses a bottle. As for feeding the child from her breast, then this is not permissible since it would entail exposing something of her 'awrah as she is in a public place.

So she may not breastfeed the child while making tawaaf, but she may feed the child using a bottle.

Source: Translated from a cassette recording with the knowledge and permission of the shaykh, file no. AAMB034, dated 1423/7/25.

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