Calculating the 7th day after a child is born

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Q: Allah has blessed me with a baby boy. I want to keep his name Muhammad Aadil. Aadil is one of the siffaat of Nabi-e-Kareem Muhammad (sallallahu alaihi wasallam). Is it a good name?

My son is born on Monday afternoon at 3:30 pm. Now I want to calculate the 7th day. If I count Monday then 7th day will fall on Sunday. Is it right? Or I must start counting from Tuesday then 7th day will fall on coming Monday.


A: You may keep this name.

The seventh day is Sunday.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

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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