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After the birth of Baby

Brother i want to know what we have to do after the birth of baby?


بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

We begin with Allah’s blessed name, we praise him and we glorify him, seek his forgiveness and ask him to guide us. Whoever Allah guides, None can lead astray and whoever he misguides, None can guide. There is no power and no strength except from Allah, The most high, the Most great, the most powerful. We bear witness that there is no one worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers. We pray for peace and blessings on all the noble messengers and in particular on the last of them all “the blessed prophet Mohammad (pbuh)”

"And whatever the Messenger gives you, take it, and whatever he forbids you, leave it. And fear Allah: truly Allah is severe in punishment. " [Qur'an 59:7]

When the baby(male or female) is born, the things which need to be done includes, shaving head, sacrifice, assigning name.

Narrated Samurah ibn Jundub: The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: 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 name. ABU-DAWUD[Book 15 : Hadith 2832]

The sacrifice for a male child is two sheep's/goats and one sheep/goat for a female child. The Aqiqa is the responsibility of the parents, if they did not perform it due to whatever reasons, on the 7th (seventh day) of birth, then there is no need of doing it later. If a believer does offer the sacrifice as a form of gratitude to his Merciful Creator, there is a huge reward, and if one does not offer it, there is no sin.

Yahya related to me from Malikfrom Jafar ibn Muhammad that his father said, "Fatima, the daughter of the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, weighed the hair of Hasan, Husayn, Zaynab and Umm Kulthum, and gave away in sadaqa an equivalent weight of silver." MALIK MUWATTA[Book 26 : Hadith 26.1.2]

Yahya related to me from Malik from Rabia ibn Abi Abd ar-Rahman that Muhammad ibn Ali ibn al-Husayn said, "Fatima, the daughter of the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, weighed the hair of Hasan and Husayn, and gave away in sadaqa the equivalent weight in silver." MALIK MUWATTA [Book 26 : Hadith 26.1.3]

After the aqiqa on the 7th day, assign a good name to the baby, and shave the head of the baby and give silver as charity ( sadqa) of the weight of the hair.

I ask Allah to make this a sincere effort, seeking his pleasure, and I ask him to grant us refuge in him from the evils within ourselves, and that in our deeds. I ask him to grant us success in achieving whatever pleases him; And May Allah Shower His blessings and mercy upon our beloved Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), his family and his Companions and on all those who follow him until the final hour.

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