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Breastfeeding deadline, tasbeeh beads

Fatwaa ID: 2109

Question:
Assalamualikum warahmatullahi wabarakatu. Pray you and family are well. Ustadh I have 2 questions.

  1. My child will be 2 years this March 1st, In shaa Allah, do I have to stop breast-feeding the day he turns 2? If not then, what is the last time I can breast-feed him?
  2. A sister told me that we should not use tasbih prayer beads because people of other religions use it and people that use sihr use it. Instead just use fingers and/or digital tasbih. Is she correct? I use prayer beads and also gifted people prayer beads and now I am very concerned.

Answer:
In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

  1. May Allaah Ta’aala bless your child and make him the coolness of your eyes. It is permissible to breastfeed a child until two lunar years of age. Lunar years are shorter than solar years. Considering that your son was born on the 1st of March, 2022, that was the 28th of Rajab 1443 AH. Today is his Islamic birthday. You were supposed to stop breastfeeding him last night. Refrain from breastfeeding him or giving him breastmilk with immediate effect. It will be difficult but your reward is with Allaah Ta’aala.
  2. That is not true. It is totally permissible to use tasbeeh prayer beads. It is established from many of the illustrious Sahaabah (R) that they would use it and Nabi ﷺ approved of it. Just because people of other religions use it, that does not mean that we cannot use it. It is not something specific to a group of people. It is merely a tool used to keep count. The same objection can be made about the fingers or the digital tasbeehs.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York
https://askthemufti.us/

07/28/1445 AH – 02/09/2024 CE | AML1-8792

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين

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