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« on: Aug 27, 2009 06:31 AM »


Assalam Ailkum.
Could someone please assist me.
I have always learnt that when a baby is born it should be bathed according to Ghusul and then the Adhan given in both ears. this should be followed by giving something sweet in the babies mouth, usually Honey.

Here in the UK in the NHS hospitals, it is now the practice to wipe the baby only  with water and not fully bathe them.If there are no further problems the mother and baby are discharged within 24 hours. Honey is not permitted due to the threat of Botulism.

Recently I have been told by someone else that the first words the baby should hear is the Shahada. Please someone, guide me as to what is correct.  The babies mother is not Muslim and I am anxious that things are done correctly according to Islam.
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Ma Salaama.

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« Reply #1 on: Aug 27, 2009 03:45 PM »

Asalamualaikum wrt wb,



All praise be to Allah.



1.)  I do not know of any Sunnah regarding giving a full ghusl to a newborn baby, rather you can wait until later to bathe the baby and there is nothing wrong with that.  Ghusl is only required for adults.

2.)  The Sunnah is to place a small piece of chewed date on the tongue of the baby, not honey.  This should be done by a righteous person in the community, and it is known as Tahneek.  At does not have to be done at the moment of birth, but can be a little while later.


3.)  As for reading the adhan in the ear of the baby, there are hadith that state this, and the Shahadatayn are part of the adhan, so it is best to adhere to the Sunnah.


I hope this helps you dear brother.

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