Sunnahs of Newborn

Don’t miss these 4 Sunnahs of Newborn:

1)Performing Tahnik (touching of the lips or the tasting of newborn with something sweet such as dates or honey.

“Rasulullah S.A.W did the Tahnik for the children of Ansar with dates” (Narrated by Muslim)

Some useful tips: bring some Ajwa dates with you(husbands) to the delivery ward, upon delivery of the newborn, chew some dates and put some at ur finger(make sure your hands are clean) let the newborn suck some sweetness of the dates from your finger once the newborn is delivered to u 🙂

2)Giving good names to the child, the sunnah is to name the child on the 1st day or 7th day.

Ibn Umar reported that Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) said:

The names dearest to Allah are ‘Abdullah and ‘Abd al-Rahman.

Reference: Sahih Muslim 2132

3)Shaving the head of the baby on the 7th day and giving charity equivalent to the weight of the shaven hair in the value of silver.

Ali bin Abi Talib said: “The Messenger of Allah S.A.W had the ‘Aqiqah for Al-hasan and said: O Fatimah! shave his head and give the weight of his hair in silver as charity. He said: “So I weighed it, and it was the weight of a dirham or a bit of a dirham”

 (Hadith Grade: Hasan refer Jami’ at Tirmidhi 1519)

4)Performing Aqiqah for the newborn seventh day after birth, if not fourteenth day, twenty-first day or any period of time before the born child reaches puberty.

Narrated by Samurah:

“A boy is in pledge for his Aqiqah, sacrifice is made for him on the seventh day, his head is shaved and he is given the name”

 (Hadith Grade Sahih refer Jami`at-Tirmidhi 1522)

May this be beneficial for you, if it is please don’t forget to share 🙂

Wallahu a’lam.

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