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Suckling

Suckling الرِضَاع

Suckling

الرِضاعُ

1ـ رسولُ اللهِ‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): ليسَ للصَّبيِّ لَبَنٌ خَيرٌ مِن لَبَنِ اُمِّهِ.

1– The Prophet (S) said, 'There is no better milk for a child than the milk of his mother.’[‘Uyun Akhbar ar-Ridha, v. 2, p. 34, no. 69]

2ـ الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): اُنظُرُوا مَن تُرضِعُ أولادَكُم؛ فإنّ الوَلَدَ يَشِبُّ علَيهِ.

2– Imam Ali (a.s.) said, 'Take into account who it is that suckles your children, for verily this is what a child grows on.’[al-Kafi, v. 6, p. 44, no. 10]

3ـ الإمامُ الباقرُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): اِستَرضِعْ لِولدِكَ بِلَبَنِ الحِسانِ ، وإيّاكَ والقِباحَ ؛ فإنّ اللَّبَنَ قد يُعدِي.

3– Imam al-Baqir (a.s.) said, 'Get beautiful wet-nurses to suckle your child and keep away from ugly ones, for verily the milk has an effect [on the child].’[al-Kafi, no. 12]

Types of Wet-Nurses That Should Not Be Employed

مَن لا يَنبَغِي استِرضاعُهُ

4ـ رسولُ اللهِ‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): لا تَستَرضِعُوا الحَمقاءَ ، ولا العَمشاءَ؛ فإنّ اللَّبَنَ يُعدِي .

4– The Prophet (S) said, 'Do not employ wet-nurses that are stupid or bleary-eyed for verily the milk has an effect [on the child].’[Bihar al-Anwar, v. 103, p. 323, no. 13]

5ـ الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): تَوَقَّوا على أولادِكُم لَبَنَ البَغِيِّ مِن النِّساءِ ، والمَجنونَةِ ؛ فإنّ اللَّبَنَ يُعدِي .

5– Imam Ali (a.s.) said, 'Protect your children from the milk of prostitutes and madwomen, for verily the milk has an effect [on the child].’[Bihar al-Anwar, no. 9]

6ـ الإمامُ الصّادقُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): رِضاعُ اليَهوديّةِ والنَّصرانيّةِ خَيرٌ مِن رِضاعِ الناصِبيّةِ.

6– Imam al-Sadiq (a.s.) said, 'Getting a Christian or a Jewish wet-nurse to suckle a child is better than a Nasibiyya1.’[Wasa’il al-Shi’ah, v. 15, p. 187, no. 1]

  • 1. Nasibi (f. Nasibiyya): one who declares enmity towards the ahl al-bayt and their followers (ed.)