Can Husband Drink Milk of Wife in Islam? Yes or No & Why?

It is a completely haram and sinful act to drink milk from a wife’s breast intentionally. The great Hanafi jurist, Imam al-Haskafi (may Allah have mercy on him) states:

“It (milk) is a part of a human being and to make use of it without a real need to do so is Haram.” (Radd al-Muhtar, 3/211)


Drinking milk from any woman’s breast makes one Mahram. A husband can playfully suck his wife’s breast to arouse her sexually and it is permitted according to Islamic Sharia. However, there is no wrong with fondling the wife’s breasts and sucking with mouth.

Is Drinking My Wife’s Milk Halal?

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It is haram to drink one’s wife’s milk because it’s impure for the husband. Only a child can benefit from a mother’s milk, as outlined by the Faqaha. It is unlawful to take benefit from a human body is unlawful.

Benefits of Drinking Wife Milk

There is no health benefit for an adult to drink breast milk. It is only beneficial for infants. Cow milk and sheep milk are drinkable for humans (according to Islamic Law) because it relieve body pain and are nutritious. The wife’s breast milk is only beneficial for her children.


Can I Let My Husband Drink My Breast Milk?

No, a wife cannot and should not let her husband drink her milk. It is prohibited in Islamic Sharia.

Can I Drink My Own Breast Milk?

There is no clear reference in Islam to drinking own breastmilk. Anything taken from the body unnecessarily is discouraged. The mother’s milk is only beneficial for the infant.

What Does Islam Say About Drinking Milk?

As we know that a husband cannot drink his wife’s breastmilk and it is not beneficial for adults, the Prophet of Islam Hazrat Muhammad (SM) (Peace be upon him) said: “Cow milk has been bestowed to you. Milk of cow heals any pain and ache.”

Imam Ali (AS) said: “Drinking milk can heal any pain except death.” In his remarks, Imam Ali (AS) said: “Cow milk heals and acts as a medicine and drug.”

Last Word

From the above statement, it is clear that one should not drink a wife’s breast milk. It is haram (strictly prohibited) and unlawful to drink a wife’s breast milk. It’s only fruitful for a child to drink mother’s milk.


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