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Breastfeeding (Rada'ah) under and Islamic law and it's promotion towards sustaining mother's and children's health

Mohd, Azizah (2011) Breastfeeding (Rada'ah) under and Islamic law and it's promotion towards sustaining mother's and children's health. In: The Asian Conference on the Social Sciences Official Conference Proceedings (ACSS 2011), 2-5 June 2011, Osaka, Japan.

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Abstract

In general, breastfeeding refers to a process of milk feeding of babies from the breast of a woman. In Islam, breastfeeding is highly recommended where the duty lies with both parents. The father is duty bound to provide milk feeding as part of the duty to maintain his child while the mother is naturally and customarily duty bound to breastfeed her baby in the case where she encounters no problem. Parents are given the option to send their babies to a wet nurse (foster mother) for suckling purposes, if the mother encounters problems or is reluctant to breastfeed her baby herself. This paper seeks to examine the position and rules relating to breastfeeding under Islamic law and its promotion towards it in order to sustain the health of both mother and child. For that purpose, emphasis will be given on proofs and arguments on the importance and benefits of breastfeeding (rada’ah). Examination will also involve breastfeeding as one of the parental duties as well as the children’s rights. It is highly believed that the research will benefit all academicians, legal practitioners, students, those who seek knowledge and the public at large.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 1931/5662
Uncontrolled Keywords: Breasfeeding, Rada'ah, Islamic law, mother, children
Subjects: K Law > KBP Islamic Law
R Medicine > RJ Pediatrics > RJ101 Child Health. Child health services
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws
Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws > Department of Islamic Law
Depositing User: Dr Azizah Mohd
Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2011 11:38
Last Modified: 30 May 2012 13:18
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/5662

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