Family Law: Wet Nursing in Islam Essay by Master Researcher

Family Law: Wet Nursing in Islam
A discussion regarding the Islamic law of wet nurse and infant, and the role of the biological mother in such a situation.
# 90780 | 2,475 words | 10 sources | 2006 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2006 in Religion and Theology (Islam) , Law (Family) , Ethnic Studies (General)

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This paper examines Islamic precepts which allow nursing relations between a child and a wet nurse to be treated similarly to blood relations. The paper explores the historical roots of this curious situation as well as the impact of this feature of traditional Islamic law upon relations between the wet nurse and the child, between married couples and between the biological mother and her child. The paper further discusses the negative impact of such a law upon biological mothers. The paper concludes by noting how this curious feature of Islam can be interpreted as revealing much about the status of Muslim women as well as the advantageous status of Muslim men.

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