Athaan and Iqamat for a newborn baby

Question ID: 31863

Assalamu alaikum,
Respected Mufti Sahab,

1) Sir, I want to know what is the correct procedure and sunnat practice of a new born baby, whether it is a boy or a girl.

2) Secondly, a person told me to give adhaan to a new born boy in the hospital. I knew that I had to give adhan in the right ear and iqamaat in the left ear of the baby. But the problem was that when the nurse brought the baby and she was holding it in her hands I quickly started giving adhaan in the left ear of the baby and in the middle of the adhaan I realised that I was giving the adhaan in the wrong ear, but I did not stop and went ahead and gave the full aadhaan in the left ear of the baby and iqamat in the right ear of the baby. Here I want to ask that whether I have done a sin and should have repeated the adhaan and iqamat or is it ok as I did it in a hurry. And in both, aadhaan and iqamat my pointing finger was inside my ear. Was the procedure correct.

3.) While giving the aadhan and iqamat should the person face the qiblah or can face any direction when giving adhan in the baby’s ear

4.) Should the baby be held in a particular position or face qiblah or baby can be in any direction while giving adhan and iqamat in the ear.

5.) When I was saying the adhan the baby was not held high and he was in the arms of the nurse, so while saying the adhaan and iqamat I had to bend to reach his ears. Should have I stood straight, then in this case I would not be able to reach the ears of the baby.

6.) While giving adhaan in the ear of the baby should the pointing finger be inside my ear or it should be out and I should have just stood straight simply with my hands down and said the adhaan.?
7.) In case of iqamaat should my pointing finger be inside my ear or should I stand simply and said the iqamat?
Please help me.

Jazzak Allah!

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Asked on October 13, 2014 4:25 pm
Private answer

Name the child.

Shave the hair of the child.

Make 'Tahneek'.

Slaughter (Make Aqeeqah) - 2 sheep/goat for a boy, 1 sheep/goat for a girl.

Give in charity the value of the weight of the hair in silver (or its value) to the poor.

Do this all on the 7th day.

2) Although the procedure is not correct, there is no need to repeat.

3) Any direction.

4) Any direction.

5) Adhaan/Iqamaat should reach the ears of the child. So go close.

6) No need for pointing finger to be in ear.

7) No need for pointing finger to be inside ear.

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Answered on October 13, 2014 4:25 pm