The practice of tahneek

Reference: Fataawa Ahkaam al-Mowlood – Page 14
Explanation of Sunan at-Tirmidhee – Tape no.414

Question: Is the ‘tahneek[1]’ to be done immediately after birth?

Response: Yes, it is to be done immediately after birth.

Translator’s note:
[1] The act of softening a date, then rubbing it on the palate of the newborn child.

He is a graduate of the Islaamic University of Madeenah, having graduated from the Institute of Arabic Language, and later the Faculty of Sharee'ah in 2004. He currently resides in Birmingham, UK.

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