Muallima Ishrat Fatima
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Name: Muallima Ishrat Fatima
Age: NIL
Location: Mwanza, Tanzania
Expertize: Fiqh, Aqaid, Family Issue and Quran Tafseer
Question:Salaams. I wanted to ask, what is the period of breastfeeding for a boy and a girl? Is both 24 months or there is a difference? Thanks

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: For both 24 months there is no difference.
Question:Plesse could you tell me the recommended minimum and maximum period for breastfeeding a baby girl. Is it different for boys?

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: 2499. It is recommended, if possible, that a child is suckled for full 21 months. And it is not preferred that it be suckled for more than two years.
Question:I needed some advise on stopping breastfeeding, my daughter is 22 months and there are another 5-6 weeks before her Islamic 2 year birthday and I will have to stop breastfeeding her then. I don't know what to do or how to stop. Some people have advised applying something like Mustard on the breast, but I was not sure if that was a good idea or not. Your advise will be much appreciated. Jazakallah

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: There are many recommended methods of weaning, this manual only mentions a few that have been have been mentioned in Islamic sources and by the Ahlul Bayt (as):

1. Do not use harshness with the child, and stay away from techniques like rubbing spices on the breast, etc.

2. When a child insists on breastfeeding, do not chase him/her away from you.

3. With attention to the fact that breastfeeding is not only a source of food but a source of closeness and comfort for the child as well, it is important that along with adequate food replacements, adequate love and quality time with the child are provided as well.

4. Choosing a good time and place for the beginning and end of all acts, especially those with importance and value, is one of the techniques of the scholars of Islam. Therefore, it is only appropriate that for the weaning of a child from such an important act as breastfeeding, a good place and time is chosen, and acted upon by taking into account the readiness of the child and presentation of a good opportunity.

5. Where possible, the best place for weaning is the ĥarām (shrine) of the Ma°ŝūmīn (as) or Imāmzade (sons or daughters of the Imāms).

6. The recommendation of a scholar is as follows:

In the last months of breastfeeding when the decision has been made to slowly wean the child, do Wuďū and enter the ĥarām in a ritually clean state. Once you have reached the ďarīh (noble grave), recite the relevant ziyārat and ask for tawassul (Divine Intercession) of the noble person. Then, take a peeled sweet pomegranate and sit facing the Qibla.

While reciting Surat Yāsīn, feed the child from both breasts until the milk is finished, and blow on the pomegranate from time to time. At the end of the recitation, send the reward of the recitation to the soul of 6-month old °Alī Asghar and his mother. Then pray to Allāh (SwT) to accept the period of breastfeeding by his generosity, and to give meaningful sustenance to your children with the end of breastfeeding. Then feed the child the whole pomegranate (or the juice of it).

NOTE: The sweetness of the pomegranate has been emphasized in particular. Also in general, eating pomegranate is very useful, especially on Fridays, and has been linked to increased relaxation, the removal of agitation and worries.

NOTE: If going to the ĥarām is not possible for geographical or other reasons, it is possible to make the intention of visiting the shrine and performing all the recommended acts at home.
Question:mujhay bolo aik maa ko bachay ki terbayat kaysey karney chahyai aur kb say bachay ki terbayat sharoo hoti hai waslam

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: bachay ki tarbiyat main maa ke sath sath baap ka bhi ahem kirdar hai. Dosri baat bachay ki tarbiyat ka silsila shadi se pahle hi shuru ho jata hai jaisa ke medical science se bhi approved hai Insan ke aadaat o atwar bachche main muntaqil hote hain. magar kam az kam har maan ko conceive karne ke baad kafi baton ka lehaz karna lazmi hai.Halal giza ka bahot ziyada khayal rakha jaye.Gheebat aur negative thinking se parhez kiya jaye.
Question:I have a question regarding Haiz. I have recently started spotting 3 to 4 days before my due date. It is not flowing blood but brown spots ir light pink which come when going to the toilet. Sometimes only once a day. Should I consider myself paak? Also after proper periods start the spotting continues after 7 days, sometimes till 11days. Please tell me the ruling if I can pray.

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: You follow the rules of istihaza.
400. In the case of little istihaza the a woman should perform separate Wudhu for every prayer and should, as a recommended precaution, wash or change the pad. And if some blood is found on the outer part of her private parts she should make it Pak with water.

401. In the case of Mutawassita, it is an obligatory precaution for a woman to make one Ghusl everyday for her daily prayers, and she should act accordingly to the rules of little Istihaza as explained in the foregoing rule. If the state of Istihaza began before or just at the time of Fajr prayers, she should do Ghusl before offering Fajr prayers. If she does not do Ghusl intentionally or forgetfully, she should do Ghusl before Zuhr and Asr prayers. And if she misses even that, then she should do Ghusl before praying Maghrib and Isha. This she would do regardless of whether bleeding continues or stops.

402. In the case of excessive bleeding the woman should change, as an obligatory precaution, the cotton or pad tied to her private parts or make it Pak with water. It is also necessary that she should do one Ghusl for Fajr prayers, one for Zuhr and Asr prayers and once again for Maghrib and Isha prayers. She should offer Asr prayers immediately after Zuhr prayers and if she allowed any lapse of time between them, she should do Ghusl again for Asr prayers. Similarly if she keeps any time gap between Maghrib and Isha prayers, she should do Ghusl again for Isha prayers.
All these rules apply when bleeding is so excessive that it continues soiling the pad etc. But if it takes longer to soil the cotton or pad, and a woman has enough time to pray one or more Namaz in between, then, as per obligatory precaution, she would change the pad or wash it to make Pak and then do Ghusl only when the cloth covering the pad or cotton is fully soaked. For example, if a woman praying Namaz of Zuhr finds out that the cloth is fully soaked again before the prayers of Asr, she would do Ghusl for Asr prayers. And if she finds that the flow of blood is slow enough to allow two or more prayers to be offered before the cotton or cloth is totally soiled with blood, there will be no need for Ghusl before the ensuing prayer. For example, if she finds that there is enough time to offer even Maghrib and Isha prayers, before the cloth is fully soaked, she would pray Maghrib and Isha without Ghusl. In every case, the Ghusl in excessive Istihaza does not require Wudhu after it.
Question:Regarding Barrier to wudhu. prior to today, I understood that applying make up specifically mascara on eyelashes, if it is not waterproof it is ok to do wudhu in. So when I wore mascara and did wudhu, the mascara would kind of wash off with wudhu but some of it stayed. So now I am studying Islamic Law and I learned NO Barrier is allowed for wudhu. The teacher just said if u discover there is a barrier after wudhu, then salah is batil. my question now must I do redo for all of these years I have been doing prayer?

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: if u were unaware of ruling then u have not to do qadha of your namaz but now after knowing u have to remove all types of makeup before wudhu and ghusl
Question:How can a women recite namaz in pregnency if she cant bend in ruku nor can do sajda bcoz of back pain n stomach pain .....?

Ayatollah:Sistani

Answer: Hamal / Pregnancy is not an illness itself but a condition that can cause discomfort and trigger illness.

if carrying a baby and finds it difficult to qiyaam from sujuwd (or sit, stand or bend in anyway) then I am sure it is better she prays however she feels able rather than cause herself harm or worse miss the salaah itself. Islam is all about sense.
Maybe she can sit and pray and have the turbah/sajdagah elevated to her needs. Or use a piece of furniture to help her qiyaam/stand and juluws/sit.
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