Upon Child Birth

Authentic Supplications of the Prophet
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Upon Child Birth (243)
It is reported by way of `Amr bin Shu`ayb by way of his father, [and in turn] by way of his grandfather, about the Prophet : "That he commanded that a newborn be named on his seventh day, that the harm be removed from him [to shave his head] and al-`aqqa(253)".

(253) Al-`aqqa here is referring to the act of slaughtering one lamb if the newborn is a girl, and two lambs if the newborn is a boy.


At-Tirmithi said it was comely, and Al-Albãni said he agreed due to its testimonials. Al-Albãni included this hadeeth in The Authentic of Good Sayings as #170.

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