Our Precious Sprouts

Islāmic Regulations for Newborns

269 pp. • $13 • published: 2014 • ISBN: 1-891229-58-3

As a logical continuation to the previous three books, this sequel deals with the normal fruit of marriage: babies. It covers the Islāmic regulations relating to a newborn. This includes welcoming the baby, naming it, shaving its hair, circumcising it, and slaughtering the sacrificial ʿaqīqah.

The discussion of naming the newborn covers the recommended and prohibited names, nicknames, and kunyahs. It is further enhanced with tho appendices that list Allāh’s authentic excellent names, as well as a large number of suggested Islāmic names for both genders.

The discussion of ʿaqīqah includes its ruling, animals to be slaughtered, dispensing of the meat, the ʿaqīqah’s feast, and the ʿaqīqah’s wisdom.

The discussion of circumcision includes the circumcision process, its ruling for boys and girls, its benefits, and expressiveness and other violations.

Other discussions include taḥnīk, shaving the baby’s head, piercing the ears, breast-feeding, protection from the evil eye, babies’ toys and clothes, and birthdays.

We intended - and we believe that we largely succeeded - in making this book a complete reference covering the correct Islāmic acts that parents need to perform for their newborn during its first few weeks. All praise is due to Allāh.