New Parents Alert – Must-Know Islamic Practices for Your Newborn
Channel: Muiz Bukhary
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AsSalamu Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh My dear viewers, in today's episode of the understanding Islam series, we embrace a beautiful topic, the Islamic practices when welcoming a newborn into this world.
Now, the first practice that I hope to discuss with you all is the reading of the other hand in the new bonds, right? Yeah. This is a beautiful practice ensuring the first sounds that the child that the infant hears in this world are the noble and glorious words of the declaration of the Oneness of Allah subhanho wa, taala, Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, the glory of Allah, the grandeur of Allah praising Allah. And this is a practice that has a blessed and profound effect on the child. Now, it is important to note at this juncture that the tradition of reading the karma in the child's left ear is not substantiated with strong evidence. I'd like to put that out there. So the Advan Yes, the
karma, we don't have strong evidence to back it. The next action that is prescribed is something called the honey. So this is a sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam where something like dates, okay, you take a date, and obviously, it's a newborn, you can't, you know, feed the entire date. A piece a tiny piece of date is mashed, it's softened with one's fingers, and is placed in the child's mouth, ushering the baby into the world with sweetness and the blessings of the Sunnah, accompanied by prayers for their well being. The next important action is naming the child. Now the name of the child holds immense significance. I've spoken about this in many plays, because
at the end of the day, it is a DUA, each time you call the child, it is a DUA, when for example, if you name someone Abdullah, you're basically each time you call Abdullah Abdullah, servant of Allah, if you name someone sila, righteous each time you call the child soil soil or righteous one or righteous one, it is a form of dua. So this can be performed either on the first day as the child is born, or the seventh day, post birth, and then there is flexibility, it does not have to be on the first or the seventh day, it can be on the second, third, fourth, but it's ideal to be on the first or the seventh today. Because with regards to the seventh day, we do have indications from the
Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi wa sallam and it is important to give the child a virtuous and meaningful name. In another video in the future in sha Allah, I'll talk about more details in terms of how or rather the principles with regards to naming a child. Now we have the next important action and this is the attacker. So on the seventh today, we observe the attacker. Now this is a significant tradition that marks a noble initiation for the newborn, it involves a sacrifice, okay, that is intended to bring the child close to Allah subhanho wa Taala symbolizing a warm welcome into the Islamic community. So, once the sacrifice is done, the meat
can be divided in such a way where a portion of it is given to the poor, a portion of it is given as celebration to
family and friends, okay. And one portion of it can be cooked by the family that has been blessed with the child for their own celebration. Another way to go about with it is that the animal is sourced slaughtered, animals are slaughtered, and basically the meat is cooked and it is distributed. So the meat is cooked and family friends, the poor are all invited for a ceremony for for a celebration for a feast, and everybody is is fed through that as well through this, you can you know basically fulfill this particular sunnah as well. So now this ceremony also includes shaving the baby's head. Now this is a practice again rooted in purification. It is rooted in the
Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam and it symbolizes the child's purification and the start of their life as a Muslim. Following this it is encouraged to give charity in gold or silver equivalent to the weight of the newborns, shaved hair so the weight of the newborns shaved hair, the value of gold or silver should be given out in charity. This is another beautiful practice to bring in the spirit of generosity and communal connection from the earliest moments of the child's life. The next action in place is circumcision. Now this is again considered a very important practice. It is obligatory for boys and this is
In alignment with the pure and natural inclinations of a human being, and like I said, it is obligatory for males and it is essential as it is connected to matters of purity, which are very important for prayers.
So I with that I conclude this video and I hope you know, this video sheds enough light into these beautiful and enriching practices that serve as a beautiful welcome for a newborn into this world into the Islamic faith, initiating them onto a path of righteousness from their very first moments in this world. Thank you for being with me
on this video today, and as I end this session, I sincerely pray for every newborn to be blessed with a life full of faith full of Eman, full of guidance full of light and good health. I mean, I encourage you to share your experiences or if you have any questions down in the comments below inshallah Allah so I look forward to talking to you all in another video. So until next time was Mr alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh