My paternal uncle's mother breastfed me. Does this prevent me from marrying one of the daughters of another paternal uncle who is a maternal brother?
Bear in mind that the milk-mother says that she does not remember the exact number of times she breastfed the child who was very ill and refused to feed. Please give us your answer, and may Allah bless you.
The breastfeeding that renders marriage unlawful is five or more times during the first two years. If your paternal uncle's mother has breastfed you, you are your uncle's milk-brother from the mother and father and the milk-brother of the rest of your uncles from the father. Allah (Exalted be He) states:
Forbidden to you (for marriage) are: your mothers, your daughters, your sisters
...your brother’s daughters, your sister’s daughters
Allah (Exalted be He) also states:
The mothers shall give suck to their children for two whole years
(Part No. 21; Page No. 70) Further, it is confirmed that the Prophet (peace be upon him) stated:
"Milk relations forbid what blood relations do."
It is related on the authority of
`Aishah (may Allah be pleased with her) that she said: "It was among the revelation of the Qur'an that ten known times of breastfeeding make the marriage prohibited, but this was later abrogated and reduced to five. The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) died and the ruling remained effective."One time of breastfeeding is when the child holds the breast and sucks milk. If the child leaves the breast and then holds it again to suck milk, this is considered to be a second time.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.