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;
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.
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.
Two sheeps or Goats if you had a Baby Boy.
One sheep or Goat if you had a Baby Girl.
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).
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.