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HOW TO WELCOME YOUR NEW-BORN BABY

This article is for the parent how are going to be blessed with a kid. Children are a supply of pleasure and an adornment for the world granted by means of Allah to their parents, they give power to the hearts, a joy to the souls, and a pleasure to the eyes. They are the fruit from whom correct is to be hoped for when they regularly supplicate:”our Lord! Bestow on them your mercy as they did convey me up when I used to be small”. And they are the ones in every state upon whom hope for the future lies, and they are the childhood of the next day upon whose shoulders the call to Islam is carried. Indeed Islam has indeed improved the popularity of youth and has laid down manners for their treatment referring to all their affairs and each stage of there and from these are the manners for welcoming their arrival in this life.

Our Prophet (PBUH) was once a dwelling example, educating, cultivating the Muslims upon the practices of Islam, and instructing them how to worship their Lord in the great of ways. But a wide variety of Muslims has strayed from his pure teachings and has substituted that which is gold for that which worthless.

So here are the manners the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) taught us with regards to our new-born.

ENCOURAGEMENT TO HAVE CHILDREN

Allah says, “SO NOW HAVE SEXUAL RELATIONS WITH THEM,, AND SEEK THAT WHICH ALLÂH HAS ORDAINED FOR YOU.” And the Prophet ‎(PBUH) said, “Marry the loving and fertile because, through you, I will compete with the nations for superiority in numbers”(Abu Dawud). And it is necessary that the Parents deliver up their children upon righteousness so that the Parents will advantage from them all through their lives and after their death. Know that what has preceded applies equally to each boys and girls, and certainly Islam has encouraged the bringing up of girls, and Allah condemns these that are distressed at the birth of a lady, and the Messenger (PBUH) came elevating the status of this gift from Allah “whoever takes care of the two girls until they reach adulthood-he and I will come together on the day of judgment like this (i.e. like two fingers) (Muslim).

GIVING THE GOOD NEWS OF THE BIRTH

The near of family members who are anxiously waiting for the need to be knowledgeable so that they can end disturbing and congratulate the dad and mom and supplicate for the baby. Allah mentions this correct news being conveyed to a number of His Prophets, from them Zakariyyah of his son Yahya, may additionally peace and blessing on them.

GIVING THE ADHAN IN THE EAR OF THE NEWBORN

The first practice to do is to make the adhah in the ear of the baby so that the first words that the baby hears is the name of Allah and the kalima. It is to be given straight after the birth, or very soon afterwards as Prophet (PBUH) did with his grandson Husayn, as is related by Abu Raafi’ who said, “ I saw the Prophet (PBUH) give adhan for prayer in the ear of Husayn ibn Ali when his mother Fatima gave birth to him” (Tirmidhi)

It must be given with its ordinary wording in a voice which is audible to the baby, not so loudly that it dangers harm to the toddler or alarms it. Only the adhan is to be given, now not the iqamah as well as there is no authentic proof to support this. Giving the only is also the stated exercise of the Khalifah Umar bin Abdul Aziz. This is closer to the Sunnah, and Allâh is aware of best.

The Sunnah has not designated as to which ear it needs to be given, however, the Messenger ‎(PBUH) used to love to do appropriate movements starting from the right, so it would be more suitable to give the adhan in the right ear.

THE TAHNIK

This means to soften a date and then rubbing the palate of the new-born with it simply after the birth or soon after. This is performed by means of placing a piece of the softened date on the finger and rubbing it from left to right in the mouth of the baby. ibn Hajr said, “if one is not in a position to discover a dry date, then the clean date should be used, and if that if that is not accessible then anything sweet” (Fath 9/588). It is not vital to chew the date rather it may be softened in any way. The action of chewing as suggested in the sunnah was something unique to the Messenger ‎(PBUH) due to the blessings that Allah had positioned in his saliva. It is performed through the father or the mom or everybody from the People of Knowledge whose supplication is hoped would be accepted. So he should function tahnik and supplicate for the infant as used to be the practice of the Companions.

NAMING THE CHILD

The child may be named on the day of its beginning or later on the seventh day or past the seventh day, as this is what is clear after learning about of all the evidence from the Sunnah.

It is the father or the mom who chose the identity for the baby. If they range amongst themselves then it is the father who has the choice, he may additionally title it himself or supply his wife the right to choose. The reality that this is proper of the father is shown with the aid of the principle that the infant is ascribed and attributed to the father, as Allah says, “call them (adopted sons) by (the names of) their fathers, that is more just in the sight of Allah”

It is also allowed for the parents to allow others to name the child since our Prophet ‎(PBUH) used to name some of the children of his Companions.

The name should carry a good and praiseworthy meaning as the Messenger ‎(PBUH) said, “on the day of judgment, you will be called by your names and your father's names, so make your names good.” (Abu Dawud). It is recommended to call oneself a servant of Allah (Abdullah) or the servant of any of the names of Allah.

Then it is endorsed to title the baby after any pious character in the hope that it will end up like him/her. Then it is encouraged to identify via any name which has an appropriate meaning. It is forbidden to name a child with a name that denotes servitude to other than Allah, for example, Abd an-Nabi, Abd ar-Rasûl etc.

THE AQIQAH

After the seventh day of the arrival of the new-born, as a structure of welcome for it and to give thanks to the One who gave the blessings, it is prescribed to slaughter a sheep. The Messenger ‎(PBUH) said, every child is in pledge for its Aqiqah which is sacrificed for it on its seventh day, and it is named on it, and its head is shaved” (Abu Dawûd)

If the new-born is a boy then two sheep are to be sacrificed, and if it is a woman then one sheep. This is the position of the majority of the scholars and Companions. The Prophet (PBUH) said, for the boy two equal sheep, and for the girl, a single sheep.” (Ibn Majah)

So it is permissible to sacrifice the male or female sheep or goat, and this is best. As for sacrificing animal other then these animals these scholars have differed over this.

The sacrifice needs to be performed by means of the father or a shut relative, for our Prophet ‎(PBUH) carried out the Aqiqah for his two grandsons. It is additionally compulsory to mention the identity of Allah over it whilst sacrificing, and if a shut relative is performing theAqiqahthen he should add, ‘this aqiqah is theAqiqahof so and so’ mentioning the name of the character on whose behalf he is performing the aqiqah, as is reported in the hadith related by al-Bayhaqi.

The meat of the sacrifice might also be dispensed cooked or uncooked, but it is preferred that it should be cooked as this leads to higher blessing as stated by means of a crew of the scholars.

SHAVING THE BABY’S HEAD

On the seventh day after the birth, the head of the baby should be shaved. So when al-Has a was born the Prophet (PBUH) told his daughter, Fatima (RA), “shave his head and give the weight of his hair in silver to the poor” (Ahmad)

It is not permissible to shave a part of the head and leaves another part, as this was prohibited by way of the Messenger ‎(PBUH) as suggested by al-Bukhari. The strongest view appears to be that the head of the boy or the girl ought to be shaved, as is stated that Fatimah weighed the hair of her daughter (Muwatta) but the scholars fluctuate on this, and Allah is aware of best.

The shaving ought to be performed after the sacrifice, and our pious predecessors preferred to rub some perfume over the baby’s head after the shaving.

Then it is prescribed to provide the value of the baby’s weight of hair in silver in charity, and it is encouraged to supply this charity on the seventh day also, but it is now not vital to do so and may also be delayed.

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