Every child is born on ‘fitrah’

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What is status of following Hadith and can it be quoted?

كل إنسان تلده أمه على الفطرة وأبواه بعدُ يهودانه و ينصرانه ويمجسانه فإن كانا مسلمين فمسلم، كل إنسان تلده أمه يلكزه الشيطان في حضنيه  إلا مريم وابنها

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Answer

This Hadith is recorded in Sahih Muslim.

 

Translation

Every human is born with the natural features of Islam. His parents when turn him/her into a Jew, Christian or Fire worshipper. If they [the parents] are Muslim, then the child will be considered a Muslim.

When every child is born, Shaytan strikes him on his sides, besides Sayyidah Maryam and her son (Nabi ‘Isa)

(Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 6703)

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar

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