Sahih Muslim | Book 8 | Chapter 25

Narrated by 'Aisha (Allah be pleased with her)
'Aisha (Allah be pleased with her) reported that Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) was with her and she heard the voice of a person seeking permission to enter the house of Hafsa. 'Aisha (Allah he pleased with her) said: Allah's Messenger, he is the person who seeks permission to enter your house, whereupon Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) said: I think he is so and so (uncle of Hafsa by reason of fosterage). 'Aisha said: Messenger of Allah, if so and so (her uncle by reason of fosterage) were alive, could he enter my house? Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) said: Yes. Fosterage makes unlawful what consanguinity makes unlawful.

Narrated by 'Aisha (Allah be pleased with her)
'Aisha (Allah be pleased with her) reported Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: Fosterage makes unlawful what consanguinity makes unlawful.

Narrated by 'Aisha (Allah be pleased with her)
'Aisha (Allah be pleased with her) reported that Aflah, the brother of Abu'l-Qu'ais, who was her uncle by reason of fosterage, came, and asked her permission (to enter the house) after seclusion was instituted. I refused to admit him. When Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) came, I Informed him what I had done. He commanded me to grant

him permission (as the brother of her foster-father was also her uncle).

Narrated by 'Aisha (Allah be pleased with her)
'Aisha (Allah be pleased with her) reported: There came to me Aflah b. Abu Qulais, my uncle by reason of fosterage; the rest of the hadith is the same (but with this) addition: "I ('Aisha) said (to the Holy Prophet): It was the woman who suckled me and not the man, whereupon he (Allah's Messenger) said: May your hands or your right hand be besmeared with dust (you were mistaken).

Narrated by 'Aisha (Allah be pleased with her)
'Aisha (Allah be pleased with her) reported that there came Aflah the brother, of Abu'l- Qu'ais, who sought her permission (to enter) after seclusion was instituted, and Abu- Qu'ais was the father of 'Aisha by reason of fosterage. 'Aisha said: By Allah, I would not permit Aflah unless I have solicited the opinion of Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) for Abu Qulais has not suckled me, but his wife has given me suck. 'Aisha'(Allah be pleased with her) said: When Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) entered, I said: Allah's Messenger, Aflah is the brother of Abu'l-Qulais; he came to me to seek my permission for entering (the house). I did not like the idea of granting him permission until I had solicited your opinion. Thereupon Allah's Apostle (may peace be upon him) said: Grant him permission. 'Urwa said it was on account of this that 'Aisha used to say. What is unlawful by reason of consanguinity is unlawful by reason of fosterage.

Narrated by Zuhri
This hadith has been narrated on the authority of Zuhri with the same chain of transmitters (that 'Aisha said): There came Aflah, the brother of Abu'l Qulais (Allah be pleased with him), and sought permission from her, the rest of the hadith is the same (except for the words that the Holy Prophet) said: "He is your uncle. Let your hand be besmeared with dust. Abu'l Qulais was the husband of the woman who had suckled 'Aisha (Allah be pleased with her).
Narrated by 'Aisha
'Aisha (Allah be pleased with her) reported: My foster uncle came to me and sought permission (to enter the house), but I refused him permission until I had solicited the opinion of Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him). When Allah's Messenger (may

peace be upon him) came, I said to him: My foster-uncle sought my permission to (enter the house), but I did not permit him, whereupon Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) said: You better admit your uncle (into the house). I ('Aisha) said: It was the woman who suckled me and not the man. (But he) said: He is your uncle, admit him.

Narrated by Hisham
This hadith has been narrated on the authority of Hisham with the same chain of transmitters (and the words are): "The brother of Abu'l-Qu'ais sought permission from her ('Aisha) (to enter the house). The rest is the same.

Narrated by Hisham
This hadith has been narrated on the authority of Hisham with the same chain of transmitters but with a slight variation of words.

Narrated by 'Aisha (Allah be pleased with her)
'Aisha (Allah be pleased with her) reported: My foster-uncle Abu'l Ja'd (kunya of Aflah) sought permission from me, which I refused. (Hisham said to me that Abu'l-Ja'd was in fact Abu'l-Qu'ais). When Allah's Apostle (may peace be upon him) came, I ('Aisha) informed him about it. He said: Why did you not permit him? Let your right hand or hand be besmeared with dust.

Narrated by 'Aisha (Allah be pleased with her)
'Aisha (Allah be pleased with her) reported that her foster-uncle whose name was Aflah sought permission from her (to enter the house) but she observed seclusion from him, and informed Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) who said to her: Don't observe veil from him for he is Mahram (one with whom marriage cannot be contracted) on account of fosterage as one is Mahram on account of consanguinity.

Narrated by 'Aisha (Allah be pleased with her)
'Aisha (Allah be pleased with her) reported: Aflah b. Qu'ais sought permission from me (to enter the house), but I refused to grant him the permission, and he sent me (the

message saying): I am your uncle (in the sense) that the wife of my brother has suckled you, (but still) I refused to grant him permission. There came the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) and I made a mention of it to him, and he said: He can enter (your house), for he is your uncle.

Narrated by 'Ali (Allah be pleased with him)
'Ali (Allah be pleased with him) reported having said this: Messenger of Allah, why is it that you select (your wife) from among the Quraish, but you ignore us (the nearest of the kin)?Thereupon he said: Have you anything for me (a suitable match for me)? I said; Yes, the daughter of Hamza, whereupon Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) said: She is not lawful for me, for she is the daughter of my brother by reason of fosterage.

Narrated by A'mash
A hadith like this has been narrated on the authority of A'mash with the same chain of transmitters.
Narrated by Ibn Abbas (Allah be pleased with them)
Ibn Abbas (Allah be pleased with them) reported: It was proposed that he (the Holy Prophet) be married to the daughter of Hamza, whereupon he said: She is not lawful for me for she is the daughter of my foster-brother, and that is unlawful by reason of fosterage what is unlawful by reason of genealogy.

Narrated by Hammam, Sa'id, Bishr b 'Umar
A hadith like this is narrated on the authority of Hammam, Sa'id, Bishr b 'Umar, but with a small variation of words.
Narrated by Umm Salama
Umm Salama (Allah be pleased with her), the wife of Allah's Apostle (may peace be upon him), said: It was said to the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him): Is not the daughter of Hamza a suitable match for you? Or it was said: Why don't you propose to marry the daughter of Hamza, the son of Abd al-Muttalib? Thereupon he said: Hamza

is my brother by reason of fosterage.