Delaying the tahneek and shaving the baby’s hair

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1. I want to name my baby boy Imaad Mehboob on the 7th day, would it be right?

2. Can I also perform aqeeqah on the 7th day but perform the khatna and hair shaving later on, would it be right?

3. I have not performed tahneek till now i.e. 5 th day, can I perform it now?



1. Yes.

2. If there is a problem in shaving the hair on the seventh day it could be postponed.

3. The actual tahneek is at the time of the child’s birth

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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