Adhan in the ears of a newborn

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What is the authenticity of the Hadith regarding giving adhan in a new born’s ear?


Sayyiduna Abu Rafi’ (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reports: “I saw Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) giving the adhan which is called at the time of Salah in the ears of Sayyiduna Hasan ibn ‘Ali (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) when Sayyidatuna Fathima (radiyallahu ‘anha) gave birth to him.

(Sunan Tirmdhi, Hadith: 1514 and Sunan Abi Dawud, Hadith: 5105)

Imam Tirmidhi (rahimahullah) has declared the above hadith authentic and sound (hasanun sahih).


And Allah Ta’ala Knows best

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar

This answer was collected from The answers were either answered or checked by Moulana Haroon Abasoomar (rahimahullah) who was a Shaykhul Hadith in South Africa, or by his son, Moulana Muhammad Abasoomer (hafizahullah), who is a Hadith specialist. 

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