Shaving the hair of the newborn baby

Q: I was told that to shave the hair of a newborn baby boy is in the sunnah but not for a newborn baby girl. Is this true?

Bismillaah

A: This is not correct. It is sunnah to shave the hair of the newborn baby boy or girl on the seventh day. For further details refer to http://muftionline.co.za/node/8302

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

 

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)