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A Chart of the Manners of Welcoming the Newborn Child in Islam

This is a handy chart showing all the Islamic customs and traditions for welcoming a newborn baby. These include congratulating the baby, making dua for him or her, rubbing a date in the baby's mouth, circumcision for the boy only (circumcision for females is not a correct Islamic practice and is very damaging), the Aqeeqah, naming the child, shaving the head, etc. See the chart below.

By Yoosef ibn Abdullaah al-Arafee
Translated by Aboo Talhah Daawood ibn Ronald Burbank
Some slight modifications by

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Manners of Welcoming a Newborn Child in Islam

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