Putting a black mark on the face of a newborn child

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by Muftionline.co.za

Q: In India there is a custom that after newborn the mother puts a mark on the face of a child by black colour kajol for not possessing najr and gives him a najr kata in neck? Are these valid is Islam?


A: These are baseless things.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)