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Birth Rites

When a new baby is born to a Muslim family, there are several traditional rites that are done to welcome the child to the family and community.
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Manners of Welcoming the Newborn Child in Islam
The popular book by Yoosef Al-Arafee has been rendered into a useful online tool. Find information on calling the adhan in the newborn's ear, naming the child, circumcision, the welcoming feast (aqiqa), and other birth rites in Islam.

Natural Pregnancy Q&A for Muslim Parents-to-Be
Treating birth as a natural physical process, instead of a scary medical event is more in keeping with the teachings of Islam. This information can help expecting Muslim parents make educated choices about pregnancy and birth.

Circumcision in Islam
Do Muslims circumcise? Explanation of the Islamic teachings about circumcision.

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