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Does sucking wifes breast milk affect marriage?

Aslamualykum brother, I have done a strange thing, actually I have got married before eight months, and few days ago I was fondling with my wife, and during the process I got so aroused, that I accidently drink her breast milk, I am in doubt whether it had affected our marriage.


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Umm Salamah narrated that The Messenger of Allah said: “No prohibition results from suckling except for what penetrates the intestines while on the breast before weaning.” (Sahih) Tirmidhi[Vol. 1, Book 7, Hadith 1152]

Yahya related from Malik that Yahya ibn Said said that he heard Said ibn al-Musayyab say, "Suckling is only while the child is in the cradle. If not, it does not cause flesh and blood relations." MALIK MUWATTA [Book 30, Hadith 11 / Arabic reference: Book 30, Hadith 1285]

Yahya related to me from Malik from Ibn Shihab that he said, "Suckling however little or much, makes haram. Kinship by suckling makes men mahram." Yahya said that he had heard Malik say, "Suckling, however little or much when it is in the first two years, makes haram. As for what is after the first two years, little or much, it does not make anything haram. It is like food." MALIK MUWATTA [Book 30, Hadith 11 / Arabic reference: Book 30, Hadith 1286]

Yahya related to me from Malik from Yahya ibn Said that a man said to Abu Musa al-Ashari, "I drank some milk from my wife's breasts and it went into my stomach." Abu Musa said, "I can only but think that she is haram for you." Abdullah ibn Masud said, "Look at what opinion you are giving the man." Abu Musa said, "Then what do you say?" Abdullah ibn Masud said, "There is only kinship by suckling in the first two years."
Abu Musa said, "Do not ask me about anything while this learned man is among you." MALIK MUWATTA [Book 30, Hadith 14]

Dear brother, there is absolutely no harm if husband happens to drink the milk from his wife's breast accidentally or voluntary.

I am in doubt whether it had affected our marriage

Dear brother, it does not affect your marriage, the foster-relations are formed only when an infant (at the age of weaning i.e. before two years of age) sucks the milk from women’s breasts. Thus sucking the breasts of one’s wife does not make the foster-relationship and absolutely does not affect the nikah of the couple. And Allah alone knows the best.

I ask Allah to make this a sincere effort, seeking his pleasure, and I ask him to grant us refuge in him from the evils within ourselves, and that in our deeds. I ask him to grant us success in achieving whatever pleases him; And May Allah Shower His blessings and mercy upon our beloved Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), his family and his Companions and on all those who follow him until the final hour.

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