Breastfeeding & Muhammad

There is a ritual in Islam that no Muslim will tell you about.

It is the perverted practise of Adult Breastfeeding.

Read the following authentic hadith carefully.

It was narrated that ‘Aishah said:
“Sahlah bint Suhail came to the Prophet and said: ‘O Messenger of Allah, I see signs of displeasure on the face of Abu Hudhaifah when Salim enters upon me.” The Prophet said: “Breastfeed him.” She said: “How can I breastfeed him when he is a grown man? The Messenger of Allah smiled and said: “I know that he is a grown man.” So she did that, then she came to the Prophet and said: “I have never seen any signs of displeasure on the face of Abu Hudhayfah after that.” And he was present at (the battle of) Badr.

Sunan Ibn Majah 1943

What’s the story here? Let’s dive in.

The sordid tale involved Salim, the freed slave of Abu Hudhaifah and his wife. The hadith describes a situation where the woman, Sahla bint Suhai expressed concern to Muhammad about her husband Abu Hudhaifah’s discomfort with Salim entering their home frequently.

Salim went into Abu Hudhaifah’s home often even when his wife was alone. Abu Hudhaifah wasn’t happy with the arrangement. But apparently he said and did nothing. His wife took it upon herself to go and consult Muhammad believing he would have some wise counsel to dispense.

What was Muhammad’s brilliant remedy?

Tell Salim to stop coming, or at least to come by only when Abu Hudhaifah was at home? That would have been the rational advice to give. That’s not what Muhammad prescribed.

The Prophet advised her to breastfeed Salim!

Why? Apparently, this would establish a familial bond that would mitigate any perceived impropriety. In other words, Muhammad told her that by breastfeeding Salim, he could then be considered her “son”. And therefore, Salim, having been breastfed, could now come in and go out of the home freely. After all, he’s now family and Sahla would be like mother to him! What a sick and twisted idea.

According to this hadith, Sahla was taken aback by Muhammad’s indecent proposal. Salim was not a child. He was a full grown adult!

The hadith goes on to say that the prophet smiled hearing her concern. You’d have to wonder what kind of a smile it was. Was it a creepy perverted smile? He had just instructed her to show her breast to some man who was not her husband and allow the man to suckle on it! And he smiles at her in return when she responded “How can I breastfeed him when he is a grown man?” Muhammad replies, “I know he is a grown man.” What a guy, huh?

Following this, Sahla does breastfeed Salim. Can you imagine it? Abu Hudhaifah sitting outside of his home waiting pateintly while his wife and Salim finish up “feeding time”. The hadith ends with Abu Hudhaifah no longer feeling upset with Salim’s presence in and around his house and his wife. How sick can one be?

Now you can understand why Muslims won’t tell you about this.

Is the comand to breastfeed adults found in the Quran?

I’m glad you asked. The answer to your question is YES and NO. This opens up another can of worms for Islam.

‘A’isha (Allah be pleased with, her) reported that it had been revealed in the Holy Qur’an that ten clear sucklings make the marriage unlawful, then it was abrogated (and substituted) by five sucklings and Allah’s Apostle (ﷺ) died and it was before that time (found) in the Holy Qur’an (and recited by the Muslims).
(Sahih Muslim 1452a)

The hadith claims that the verses regarding breasfeeding had been revealed by Allah in the Quran! First, it was 10 times breastfeeding. (That is, Sahla would have had to breastfeed Salim 10 times before the familial repationship can be confirmed.) Then, apparently, Allah changed his mind and decided on 5 breastfeedings.

Where is the 10x breastfeeding verse? It’s not in the Quran. Even if it had been replaced by the 5x breastfeeding verse, where is this verse? That’s not found in the Quran either! In fact, there is absolutely nothing with regard to adult breastfeeding! What happened? How many times has the Quran changed? From 10 breastfeedings to 5 breastfeedings to none! Where are these verses?

Notice the hadith clearly says, “it was before that time (found) in the Holy Qur’an (and recited by the Muslims).” Muslims do not recite verses about breastfeeding today while the early Muslims did during the time of Muhammad. Then Muhammad died, and for some reason the breastfeeding verses disappeared! What happened to it?

The answer is found here…

It was narrated that ‘Aishah said:
The Verse of stoning and of breastfeeding an adult ten times was revealed, and the paper was with me under my pillow. When the Messenger of Allah died, we were preoccupied with his death, and a tame sheep came in and ate it.”
(Sunan Ibn Majah 1944)

What happened to the verses about adult breastfeeding? Why isn’t it found in the Quran today? Why isn’t it recited today? A tame sheep ate the paper that the verses were written on! The mystery is solved!

The early Muslims used to recite these verses when it was in the Quran but no Muslim recite them anymore because it is no lnger in the Quran. However, the practise of adult breastfeeding is still done in Islam. When Muhammad died, a sheep ate the verse and it was forever lost in the digestive system of that sheep. Perhaps the sheep a left a little “nugget” of Allah’s revelation somewhere behind Muhammad’s house.

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