Thursday, July 29, 2010

When a child is born......

It is indeed a joyous occasion when parents are blessed with a child. However, the extent of the joy could be enhanced even further if the laus of Shariat are adhered to and all other meaningless rituals are cast aside since they are neither mentioned in the Holy Quraan nor cited in the Hadeeth.

After birth the child should be given proper ghusl. Thereafter the message of the Greatness and Oneness of Allah Ta’ala, and the prophethood of Rasoolullah (Sallallahu-alayhi-wasallam) should be the first words to reach the child’s innocent ears. This should be accomplished by giving azaan near his right ear and iqaamat close to his left. This noble task should be the prerogative of an aalim or pious elder of the family. If such a person is not at hand then any Muslim male may perform this sunnah.