Sunni’ sources contain several narrations showing A’isha permitting unrelated men to see her through the so-called act of ‘‘adult breastfeeding.’’
For example, Ahmad Ibn Hanbal said in his Musnad, volume 6, page 271: “A’isha used to instruct her sisters and the daughters of her sisters to breastfeed whomever she wanted to see her and enter upon her – even if he would be an adult – with five suckles. Then they would enter upon her (to see her in private). Umm Salama and the rest of the Prophet’s wives refused to let any man enter upon them through such suckles. End.”
Another narration says that A’isha used to instruct the daughters of her brothers and the daughters of her sisters to breastfeed – whomever she wanted to enter upon her and see her – even if he would be an adult – with five suckles. Then he would enter upon her.
Narrator: Ibn Hajar al-Asqalani.
Source: Fath’ul-Bari. Page or number: 53/9.
Conclusion: Its chain of narrators is authentic.
Are these narrations authentic? Some ‘Sunni’s reject these narrations.
In the Name of Allah, the All-Beneficent, the All-Merciful.
May Allah bless Muhammad and his Family and damn their enemies.
Yes, the narrations are authentic according to the ‘Sunnis.’ These narrations are diffusely accepted among them. This act is regarded as one of the misdeeds of A’isha (may Allah curse her) and as one of the pieces of evidence of her deviant, obscene nature.
The Office of Sheikh al-Habib