Women's Worlds in Qajar Iran

Women's Worlds in Qajar Iran

Questions and answers concerning wet-nursing

Questions and answers concerning wet-nursing

In three separate letters, the same question is asked from three members of the ‘ulama’ regarding the marriage permissibility consequent upon breastfeeding of a child: 1. If the woman’s muhill [temporary husband] has other wives, does this child become mahram to these wives as well? 2. Does the wife of the breast-fed child become mahram to the muhill? 3. If the answer is yes, are the children of the person who was nursed permitted to marry the children of the muhill from his other wives? Each of the ‘ulama’ has written his answers on the margin.

Item Details

  • Date undated
  • Dimensions 20 x 17 cm
  • Collections Banu Badr al-Shari‘ah ‘Alavi (Imami)
  • Repository Banu Badr al-Shari‘ah ‘Alavi (Imami) Collection
  • Restrictions No restrictions
  • Accessed 4 February 2016
  • Last Edited 11 March 2016
  • Record no. 14130A40
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