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Shave daughters hair in aqiqa.

Shave daughters hair in aqiqa.

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Aqiqah: During aqiqah ceremony the male child's head is shaved and it is weighed. the determined weight is then matched in gold and silver, which is purchased by the parents and then given in charity.

The female child's hair is not shaved as it is considered, by the scholars, undesirable............

Assalamo alaikum dear brother

i was reading the above article regarding welcoming a new born, is it fact , if the parents doesnot wish to remove the female child's hair there will be no sin. what is the sunnah , what did our prophet did with his daughers?


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Shave daughters hair in aqiqa

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Sunan of Abu-Dawood Hadith 2832 Narrated by Samurah ibn Jundub

The Prophet (saws) said: ‘A child is in pledge for his ‘Aqiqah’, sacrifice is made for it on the seventh day, its head is shaved, and it is given a name.’

Al-Muwatta Hadith 26.2

Yahya related from Malik from Jafar ibn Muhammad that his father said, "Fatimah (r.a.), 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."

The preferred Sunnah is to shave the head of the new-born, absolutely regardless of whether that new born happens to be a male or a female, and give an equivalent weight of silver (or even gold) of the hair of the new born to charity.

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