6 Sunnahs Every Parent Should Perform After The Birth Of Their Child

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Child birth is one of the most amazing blessings given to us by the Almighty Allah. After the child is born, these are the Sunnahs that everyone should perform.

We at The Islamic Information, presenting you the 6 Sunnah which every parent should do after their child has been born;

1. Adhaan (Saying prayer)

When a child is born, the Adhaan should be said in his/her ear.

In the right ear, the Adhaan should be recited, and in the left ear Iqamah. Our Beloved Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) done the same. In Tirmidhi, it is written;

Adhan and iqamah sunnah after birth

2. Tahneek

It is a sunnah, in this, you chew a date and put it in the palate of the child, so he can swallow easily. If the date is not available, you can also put honey in Baby Boy or Bay Girl’s mouth.  This should be done by the elder person or the Aalim.

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Tahneek sunnah after birth

3. Naming

Honorable names for your child has the importance in Islam. Prophet (PBUH) has always chosen the names with beautiful meanings. You can also name your Baby Boy or Bay Girl on the companions of Muhammad (PBUH). In some traditions, it is said that Naming the child on the day of his Aqeeqa.

4. Aqeeqa (Before the 7th day)

Aqeeqa, in easy words, is a form of Sadaqah which safeguards your boy or girl from all the Evil.

aqeeqa sunnah after birth

Two sheeps or Goats if you had a Baby Boy.

One sheep or Goat if you had a Baby Girl.

aqeeqa 2 sunnah after birth

5. Shaving His or Her head

It is compulsory to shave Baby Boy or Bay Girl’s head on the 7th day, along with Aqeeqa as it is mustahib (desirable).

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shaving head sunnah after birth

6. Circumcision

Circumcision of a boy should be done before he reaches maturity. It is also advisable to do on the 7th day after he is born. Prophet (PBUH) had gotten circumcision of Hassan (RA) and Hussain (RA) on the 7th day.

May Allah Give Guidance To Every Parent To Do Justice To Their Child…

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ALHAMDU LILLAH by the grace of ALMIGHTY ALLAH SWT i have 3 male kids.
The elder one is 12 years old. In ISLAM aquiqah is to be done before 7th day , at that time i was not so wealthy to afford that expenses.
Now ALLAH SWT has blessed me.
So can i do aquiqah of my kids at this age…!

Please suggest me…!

Muhammad Uzair

Yes you can

Tanimu Nuradeen

Asalam alykum warahmatullah wabarakatu’u,
My question is basically on Tahneek.

The process of chewing Date or putting Honey in the mouth of Baby, which was stated that it can be done by the Elderly person or by Alim, does that mean the father of the baby can not do it in the absence of these people?

Vijaykumar Mehta

I am of the opinion that Father should…

amrin shaikh

Allah bless me with a baba boy on 9 Aug 2020 but 7th day is gone after 7th which day we can do aqiqa but write now we have not in condition to do 2 goat or sheep so what can we do

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