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Is My Milk-Sister a Mahram for My Brother?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam

Question: Assalam alaykum

My aunt suckled me when I was young and so she is a mahram to me. This makes her daughter a sister to me. Does this make her a mahram to my brother (whom my aunt didn’t suckle)?

Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah,

No, your brother is not considered to have any relation to your milk-sister. The basis is that relationships established by consuming the milk of a lady are specific to the infant who drunk the milk. Hence, other family members remain as they are, namely, unrelated to the milk-mother and her family.

And Allah Most High knows best.

wassalam,

[Ustadh] Tabraze Azam

Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Ustadh Tabraze Azam holds a BSc in Computer Science from the University of Leicester, where he also served as the President of the Islamic Society. He memorised the entire Qur’an in his hometown of Ipswich at the tender age of sixteen, and has since studied the Islamic Sciences in traditional settings in the UK, Jordan and Turkey. He is currently pursuing advanced studies in Jordan, where he is presently based with his family.