When a grandmother breast-feeds

A: The number of times of breastfeeding which prohibit marriage is five times or more in the first two years of the infant's age. If this was the case, then his grandmother becomes his foster mother, her children are his foster brothers and sisters, and he becomes an uncle to their children. (Part No. 21; Page No. 23) Allah (Exalted be He) states: Forbidden to you (for marriage) are: your mothers, your daughters, your sisters to ...your brother’s daughters, your sister’s daughters He (Exalted be He) also states: The mothers shall give suck to their children for two whole years It was authentically reported that the Prophet (peace be upon him) states: Foster relations are treated like blood relations in marital affairs. On the authority of `Aishah (may Allah be pleased with her): 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.Breastfeeding means that an infant takes hold of the breast and sucks milk, and if it stops suckling (for sometime) and then suckles again it is considered a second suckling, and so on.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.