or premarital sex is a great act of sin in Islam. The person has to repent and
seek forgiveness from God.
The child born out
of wedlock is regarded as an illegitimate child, although if the biological mother
eventually marries the biological father. As according to a hadith narrated
Which means: "The
child belongs to the bed (marriage relationship)" (Narrated by Imam Abu Huraira)
As the child is
attributed to the mother and not the father, hence, the father is not eligible
to stand in as a wali for the illegitimate child during marriage. And according
to Islamic ruling, it is not allowed for the child to carry the father’s name,
and they do not inherit from each other.
When a baby is born, it is Sunnah to perform the
1) Azan in the right ear, and iqamat in the left ear
(regardless whether the chils is a male or female). This is based on a hadith
narrated by Ubaidillah Bin Abi Rafi from his father:
"رأيت رسول الله صلى الله
عليه وسلم أذن في أذن الحسن بن علي حين ولدته فاطمة بالصلاة"
Which means: "I have seen the Messenger of Allah s.a.w.
giving azan in the ear of Hasan Bin Ali when Fatima gave birth to him".
(Narrated by Imam Tirmizi)
2) Give a good name within the seventh day.
3) Shave the head of the baby on the seventh day or
later. The weight of the baby's hair is calculated by the value of gold or
silver and to give such amount as sadaqah to the poor. According to a hadith:
"يا فاطمة، احلقي رأسه،
وتصدقي بزنة شعره فضة"
Which means: "O Fatimah, shave her hair and
donate it by the value of silver ". (Narrated by Imam Tirmizi).
4) Perform aqiqah by slaughtering 2 goats for a son, and
a goat for a daughter. In Singapore, aqiqah can be done on Hari Raya Haji.
Based on a hadith, the Prophet s.a.w. said:
"الغلام مرتهن بعقيقته، يذبح عنه يوم السابع، ويسمى
Which means: "A child is
in pledge for his aqiqah. Perform the slaughter on the seventh day, give him a
name and shave his hair." (Narrated by Abu Daud).
5) Perform tahnik for the newborn with dates or something sweet.