BIRTH AND AFTER BIRTH

It is indeed a joyous occasion when parents are blessed with the birth of a child. However, the extent of the joy will be enhanced even further if the laws of Sharia't are observed and all other meaningless rituals are cast aside since they are neither mentioned in the Holy Quraan nor cited in the Ahaadith

Beginning Of Human;

A Factual View
Be cursed (the disbelieving) man! How ungrateful he is !

From what thing did He create him?
From Nutfah (male and female semen drops). He created him and then set him in due proportion.
Then He makes the path easy for him.
(Holy Qur’an: Sura Abasa 17,18,19,20)

Human Is Most Obligated To His Mother; Because Of Her Birth Pain

Listen to words of Maryam, mother of Jesus.
“…and the pains of child birth drove her to trunk of date palm. She said Would that I had died before this and had been forgotten and out of sight”
(Sura Maryam - 23)

Turn to the Allah and rely on him in such a critical state.
Hazrat Fathima (R.A.) reports that when it was time for me to deliver my child, Nabi (S) sent Hazrat Umme Salmah (R.A.) and Hazrat Zainub (R.A.) to me with the instruction that they read Aayatul Kursi, the Surah Al-Falaq and Al Naas and the following verse for easier delivery. “Your Guardian-Lord is Allah, Who created the heavens and the earth in six Days, then He established Himself on the Throne (of authority): He draweth the night as a veil o'er the day, each seeking the other in rapid succession: He created the sun, the moon, and the stars, (all) governed by laws under His Command. Is it not His to create and to govern? Blessed be Allah, the Cherisher and Sustainer of the Worlds!”
“Call on your Lord with humility and in private: for Allah loveth not those who trespass beyond bounds.
(Sura Al A’araf – 54-55)
Despite Our Claim Of Development, Still We Are In Dark Age Upon Hearing Of Birth News.
And when the news of (the birth)of female (child) is brought to any of them hi face becomes dark, and he is filled with inward grief.

He hides himself from the people because of the evil of that whereof he has been informed. Shall he keep her with dishonour or bury her in the earth? Certainly evil is their decision. (Sura Al Nahl – 58,59)

How A Muslim Should Deal With The Placenta?
The after birth (placenta) and navel cord should be buried with due card since they are parts of the human body.

Ghusl
Upon birth, the newly born child should be given a proper Ghusl (Bath) What You Like

Your Baby to Hear First?
Thereafter the first words to reach the child’s ears should be the message of the Greatness and Oneness of Allah Ta’ala and the Prophethood of Rasulullah (S). this is done by giving Azaan near his right ear and Iqaamat close to his left ear. (This noble act should be (preferably) the prerogative of an Alim or a pious elder of the family). If such a person is not immediately available then any Muslim male may perform this Sunnat.

With Which Your Baby Should Start The Life?
TAHNEEK
To perform Tahneek (The placing of a date, softened by chewing, on the tongue of the newborn)

The act of Tahneek should be also the prerogative of an Alim or a pious elder of the family. If such a person is not available then any Muslim male may perform this act. Honey may be substituted for dates, if dates are not available
(Bukhari)
How You Like To Introduce You Baby To The World?
To give the newborn an appropriate name on the 7th day.
(ABU DAWOOD) Hazrat Abu Darda reported that the Messenger of Allah said : “You shall be called on the Resurrection Day by your names or by names of your fathers. So, give good named to your children”. (AHMAD, ABU DAUD) Ibn Umar reported that the Messenger of Allah said : “The most pleasing of names to Allah are (Abdullah = Servant of Allah and Abdur Rahman = Servant of the merciful) (MUSLIM)
Names have got some effects on the minds of children in the formation of character and religious turn of mind. Therefore, children should be named with the names Prophets and pious men of repute. Bad names should be changed for good ones. The Holy Qur’an did not forget to mention about it in the following verse: “O ye who believe! Let not a fold deride a fold who may be better than they (are), nor let women (deride) women who may be better than they are; neither defame one another, nor insult on another by nicknames. Bad is the name of lewdness after faith and whoso turneth not in repentance, such are evil-doers” (94:11)

Share This Delight With Your Nears And Dears

AQEEQA To make Aqeeqa on the 7th day.
Aqeeqa is a form of Sadaqah whereby whereby the child is safeguarded against misfortune and a birth-ceremony of a child. It is an animal, preferably a goat sacrified on the 7th day of birth. Two sheep, alternatively tow goats, are offered in the case of a male while one goat or one sheep suffices in case of a female. If, for some reason, Aqeeqa was not made on the 7th day, then it should be done on the 14th, the 21st, 28th (or any day in multiples of seven thereafter). The sooner Aqeeqa is performed, the better.
One third of the meat should be distributed among the poor and the needy, one third among friends and relatives. The rest may be consumed in the household on the 7th day.
The Holy Prophet is reported to have said : “There is sacrifice of goat for a male child. So shed blood on its behalf and remove its injury.” (BUHARI) “Whosoever has got a child, it is proper that a sacrifice of two goats for a boy and one goat for a girl.” (ABU DAUD AND NASAI)
Finally, Remember Your Surrounding Poor Brothers
Weigh the Head Hair by Gold or Silver The child shall be shaved, and the hairs should be weighed. Gold, alternatively silver, equivalent to the weight of the removed hair or equivalent value in money, may be given as charity to the poor and the needy for invocation of blessings to the child. The hair should be buried with due card and respect.
It is our misfortune that now-a-days we spend a lot of money on observing the annual birth-day celebrations of our children but do don’t sacrifice a goat or two on the birth of a child as required by Shari’ah. How our children can imbibe Islamic traits when from the very beginning we take them away from the path of Islam by including habits and giving vogue to customs and traditions which are contrary to the sprit of Islam.