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Religion and Society

Reason Between Breastfeeding and Weaning

A fatwa issued in Egypt in 2007 rules that a woman who works alone in an office with a male colleague should breastfeed him five times until satiation, in accordance with Islamic law. The heated debate that has raged shows the complex nature of the relationship between modernity and tradition in the Arab Muslim world: they have tried to adapt to each another and dominate each other in a continuous remodelling process that has generated a “fake modernity.”

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