Beautiful Sunnats of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) - Page 19

4. The head of the baby should be shaved and silver equal to the weight of the hair should be given in charity. (Tirmidhi)
5. Saffron should be put on the head after it has been shaved. (Abu Dawood)
6. Two male goats should be slaughtered for the aqeeqah of a boy and one male goat or female goat for the aqeeqah of a girl. (Tirmidhi, Abu Dawood)
7. The meat of aqeeqah can be distributed raw or cooked. (Behishti Zewar Vol. 3)
8. Anyone may partake of the aqeeqah animal, though they may be even one’s family members eg. The grand parents. (Behishti Zewar Vol. 3)
9. Dry dates should be given to a pious person to chew and then it should be applied in the mouth of the baby, or the baby should be made to suck it. The pious person should also be requested to make dua. (Bukhari)
10. The child should be taught how to perform Salaah and the other aspects of Deen when he reaches the age of seven years.
11. In order to inculcate the habit of Salaah, the child should be admonished if he is negligent in its performance when he reaches the age of ten years. He should be punished if the need arises. (Mishkaat Vol.1, pg.58)
Note: Nowadays children are being spoilt with love and affection while the parents console themselves by saying that the child will behave when he grows up. One should remember that if the foundation is not straight, the building will also be crooked. Therefore it is necessary to inculcate good character into the child from the very beginning so that one may not regret later.
1. When it becomes apparent that the time of death is close, then those present should face the dying person towards the qiblah. (Mustadark HaakimVol.1, pg.353) and they should make talqeen i.e. recite the kalima to encourage him to recite. (Tirmidhi Chapter of Janaaiz)
2. When the time of death has approached, the dying person should recite this dua:
Allahumaqfirli warhamni walhiqni birrafiqil a’ala - (Bukhari, Muslim, Tirmidhi)
O Allah, forgive me, and have mercy on me and join me with the companions who are in the highest stage.
3. When there are indications that the soul is departing, recite this dua:
Allahumma a’ainni ala gamaratil mouti wasakaratil mout - (Tirmidhi)
O Allah, assist me through the difficulties of death.
4. When death has occurred then those having any connection with the deceased should recite:
Inna lilahi wa inna elaihi rajioon – Allahumma ajirni fe musibati waqluf li khairam minha -
Verily to Allah we belong and to Him shall we return. O Allah, reward me in my difficulty and grant me

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