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Congratulating parents upon the birth of their newborn child

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Q: A friend has a new baby. What is the sunnah method of congratulating the person? Is saying the word ‘mubarak’ suitable?

Bismillaah

A: Yes. You may also make dua for the new born child.

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

عن الحسن البصري أن رجلا جاء إليه وعنده رجل قد ولد له غلام فقال له يهنك الفارس فقال له الحسن ما يدريك فارس هو أو حمار قال فكيف نقول قال قل بورك لك في الموهوب وشكرت الواهب وبلغ رشده ورزقت بره والله اعلم (تحفة المودود بأحكام المولود ص27)

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, 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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