Masalah on reading the Athaan and Iqamaah when a baby is born

Question ID: 14023

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 ekamaat in the left ear of the baby. But the problem was that when the nurse bought the baby and she was holding in her hands I quickly started giving aadhaan in the left ear of the baby and in the middle of the aadhaan I realised that I was giving the aadhaan 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 ekamat in the right ear of the baby. Here I want to ask that whether I have done a sin and should have repeated the aadhaan and ekamat or is it ok as I did it in a hurry. And in both, aadhaan and ekamat my pointing finger was inside my ear. Was the procedure correct.

3.) While giving the aadhan and ekamat should the person face the qiblah or can face any direction when giving aadhan 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 aadhan and ekamat in the ear.

5.) When I was saying the aadhan the baby was not held high and he was in the arms of the nurse, so while saying the aadhaan and ekamat 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 aadhaan 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 aadhaan.

7.) In case of ekamaat should my pointing finger be inside my ear or should I stand simply and said the ekamat.
Please help me.
Jazzak Allah!

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Asked on October 13, 2014 4:25 pm
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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 ea.

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Answered on October 13, 2014 4:25 pm