As salamu alaykum wa’ rahmatullahi wa’ barakatuhu!
Lately, lots of people I know, have been blessed with the birth of a baby in the family mash’Allah wa’ alhamdulillah! 90% of them are boys subhan’Allah… Allahu a’alam! I was asked by a sister about the “Sunnah” for the new-born as she wasn’t sure about it and didn’t know what to do and when to do it. So I explained it to her giving, (of course!), the daleel etc.
You can read about it HERE.
I think it’s very important to remind those around us about the Sunnah, the importance of practicing it from the beginning! From the moment your son or daughter is born, teaching them, reminding them, being a good example, insh’Allah!
Unfortunately, sometimes, I don’t see this happening around me. The love for the dunya makes the one for the Sunnah softer subhan’Allah! Being scared to shave the hair, to circumcise the baby, forget about the adhaan etc. Come on sisters! Let’s wake up!
When you are pregnant and make your hospital bag ready, (full of “everything”), take a couple of dates and put them among nappies, bodies, nighties etc. and remind your husband about it (in case you’ll be too tired to remember afterwards mash’Allah): Adhaan and Tahneek.
Please do it, do it good insh’Allah! This is our way to show our love for the Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wa’ sallam), and doing so, insh’Allah, our kids will do the same! Our Ummah needs to remember about the “Sunnah” as something important in the everyday life of a Muslim, not an “extra” or something “not obligatory” subhan’Allah!
Say (O Muhammad SAW to mankind): “If you (really) love Allâh then follow me (i.e. accept Islâmic Monotheism, follow the Qur’ân and the Sunnah), Allâh will love you and forgive you of your sins. And Allâh is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.” (Aali Imran 3:31)