Shaving the newborn baby’s hair with a machine

Q: We have had a new baby boy and I would like to enquire on the sunnah of shaving the baby’s head. Is it necessary to shave the head clean with a blade or would it suffice to use the machine?


A: Using the machine will also suffice.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)