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Adhaan in the ear of the newborn

Fatwaa ID: 562

Question:
Is it authentic to say Azaan in the ear of a new born?
If one doesn’t say Azaan in the ear of a new born , Is he sinful?Is it fardh or sunnah to say Azaan in the ear of a newborn?

Answer:
In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

It is from the sunnah to call the adhaan in the right ear of the newborn and the iqaamah in the left. This is established from Nabi (S). One should not leave it out just because it is a sunnah.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York
https://askthemufti.us/

07/18/1444 AH – 02/09/2023 CE | AMG3-3329

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين

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