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Hands-free breast pump in salaah

Fatwaa ID: 1527

Assalamualykum mufti saheb. A lady asking if using an handsfree breastfeed pump is allowed during Salaah.

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

When performing salaah, a person ought to stand with full devotion and focus. He is having an intimate conversation with Allaah Ta’aala and he must give his undivided attention. Using a hands-free breast pump while praying will be contrary to that. There will be no focus in salaah. Accordingly, it must be avoided.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York

01/06/1445 AH – 07/24/2023 CE | AML1-8094

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


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