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THE BLESSING OF BREASTFEEDING.

All Praise be to Allah.

Allah azawajal blesses each and every one of us in different ways. A blessing may come to a man from whatever ways Allah wills. And a believer must be happy and content with the blessings of Allah. He subhana-wataala blesses us according to our needs and His Great Wisdom. If a person asked Allaah to bless him in his wealth or provision, so He makes it blessed, or He makes the person blessed, as ‘Eesa (Jesus – peace be upon him) said.

Allah says:

“[‘Eesa (Jesus) said:] And He has made me blessed wheresoever I be”

[Maryam 19:31]

And the blessing will be wherever Allah puts it, as He says concerning rain:

“And We send down blessed water (rain) from the sky”

[Qaaf 50:9]

It means you gain a blessing from the falling rain as it makes the trees and plants grow. In a similar manner, Quran encourages the mother to breastfeed her child naturally. Allaah says:

“The mothers shall give suck to their children for two whole years, (that is) for those (parents) who desire to complete the term of suckling”

[al-Baqarah 2:233]

This is a command of Allah to all the mothers i.e. to breastfeed their children. It is full of blessing and mercy of Allah, is there any other reason as to why would Allah command women this thing.

The scholars also mentioned that one part of breastfeeding is obligatory, which is the yellow substance (colostrum) that is produced at the beginning of breastfeeding and which is known medically to be of great benefit in building the immune system of the child etc. Undoubtedly in carrying out the commands of Allah, there is a great blessing.

And Allah is the Source of strength.

May Allah bless all mothers.

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