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Shaving the hair of a new born baby girl?

Nasihah (Advice):When a person dies no further reward is recorded for his action, with three exceptions: Sadaqah-e-Jaariyah (recurring charity), or knowledge from which benefit continues to be reaped, or the prayers of a good child for his deceased parents.” (Muslim)
Question and Answer:

Q. Slmz what is the ruling of shaving a babies girls when is she born

(Question published as received)


A. It is recommended to remove the hair of newborn males and females on the seventh day since childbirth. The hair should be weighed and silver equivalent to the weight of the hair should be given in charity or the value of silver. (al-Mausu’atul Fiqhiyyah al-Kuwaitiyyah).

Mufti Suhail Tarmahomed

Fatwa Department
Jamiatul Ulama (KZN)
Council of Muslim Theologians

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