Adhan in one ear of child

Mu' meneen Brothers and Sisters,

As Salaam Aleikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh.  (May Allah's Peace, Mercy and Blessings be upon all of you)


One of our brothers/sisters has asked this question:

When my daughter was born i gave azaan in one ear only as i never knew. nor have i given silver for the weight of her hair. i still hv her hair. do i do anything with it. n plz tell me how wht shall i do now for the azaan.


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Adhan in one ear of child

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol, no person,  no grave, no prophet,  no imam,  no dai,  nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad(saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.


Giving the ‘adhaan’ or call to prayer in one ear of the new born would suffice to fulfill the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah (saws).


Regarding the giving of charity or sadaqah for the weight of the hair of the new born, you may do so now as a sign of being grateful to Allah Subhanah for His favors, and to fulfill the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah (saws).


Al-Tirmidhi Hadith 4154        Narrated by Ali ibn AbuTalib

Allah's Messenger (saws) sacrificed a sheep on the seventh day for al-Hasan and said, "Shave his head, Fatimah, and give the weight of his hair in silver as sadaqah." So they weighed it and it amounted to a dirham or part of a dirham.


Al-Muwatta Hadith 26.2

Yahya related to me from Malik from Jafar ibn Muhammad that his father said, "Fatima, the daughter of the Messenger of Allah (saws), weighed the hair of Hasan, Husayn, Zaynab and Umm Kulthum, and gave away in sadaqa an equivalent weight of silver."


Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allah’s Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me.  Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.


Your Brother in Islam,






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