Praying while nursing


salam `alaykum

Is it ok to pray while nursing a baby?


Holding the baby while praying  require certain movements and it is makruh to make a lot of movement during the prayer. So it’s better to feed the baby first then pray. Allah is Merciful and He loves mercy.

Hajjah Farida

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One Response to Praying while nursing

  1. Hajj Gibril Haddad says:

    `Alaykum Salam,
    If no `awra is uncovered and there is no excessive movement that is extraneous to Salat (see the words of Imam al-Nawawi in the attachmen) then it would be permissible, as shown by the fact that the Prophet (upon him blessings and peace) prayed salat while carrying his grand-daughter Umayma bint Abi al-`As:

    عَنْ أَبِي قَتَادَةَ بْنِ رِبْعِيٍّ ، أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيهِ وَسَلَّمَ ” كَانَ يَحْمِلُ أُمَامَةَ ، أَوْ أُمَيْمَةَ ، بِنْتَ أَبِي الْعَاصِ ابْنَةَ ابْنَتِهِ وَهُوَ قَائِمٌ يُصَلِّي يَحْمِلُهَا إِذَا قَامَ ، وَيَضَعُهَا إِذَا رَكَعَ حَتَّى فَرَغَ ” .
    or her name was Umama:

    عن عمرو بن سليم الزرقي أنه سمع أبا قتادة يقول بينا نحن في المسجد جلوس خرج علينا رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم يحمل أمامة بنت أبي العاص بن الربيع وأمها زينب بنت رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم وهي صبية يحملها على عاتقه فصلى رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم وهي على عاتقه يضعها إذا ركع ويعيدها إذا قام حتى قضى صلاته يفعل ذلك بها
    as narrated in Sahih Muslim, the Sunan and the Musnad of Imam Ahmad.
    It has been said that the above hadith concerns non-fard salat. And Allah knows best.

    Imam Qurtubi’s explanation of Umama Hadith

    Hajj Gibril Haddad

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