Another version of the Hadith, ‘Every child is born on fitrah’

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Can you please confirm the reference for this version of the Hadith ‘Every child is born on fitrah’

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

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“Every child is born on ‘fitrah’ (the natural inclination to Islam), however the child’s parents make him a Jew or Christian. It is as an animal delivers a perfect baby animal. Do you find it mutilated?”



Imam Bukhari and Imam Muslim (rahimahumallah) have recorded this version on the authority of Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu).

(Sahih Bukhari, Hadith: 1358 and Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 2658)


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And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar