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    Giving Adhan When A Baby Is Born

    All praise is to Allah. Blessings and peace be on the Messenger of Allah, his household and companions. It is recommended (mustahabb) according to the Hanafi school (and similarly the Maliki, Shafi`i and Hanbali schools), to call adhan in the right ear of the newborn [Ibn `Abidin, Radd al-Muhtar] and then iqamah in the left ear [Qari, Mirqat ; Kashmiri, al-`Arf al-Shadhiyy ]. It may be noted that the evidence for the subsequent iqamah in the left ear is weaker…

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