Q: What is the ruling on
reading the following Ayahs (Qur'anic verses)
on the baby upon weaning? (Part No. 2; Page No. 182) Does this act have an origin in the Shari`ah (Islamic law)? The Ayahs are:1- The saying of Allah (Exalted be He):
And We had already forbidden (other) foster suckling mothers for him, until she (his sister came up and) said: "Shall I direct you to a household who will rear him for you, and look after him in a good manner?"
2- His saying:
Say (O Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم): "Who has forbidden the adornment with clothes given by Allâh, which He has produced for His slaves
3- His saying:
Therefore it (this holy land) is forbidden to them for forty years
4- His saying:
O Prophet! Why do you forbid (for yourself) that which Allâh has allowed to you
The person who recites these Ayahs on the baby will end his recitation with the saying of Allah (Exalted be He) that reads:
Had We sent down this Qur’ân on a mountain, you would surely have seen it humbling itself and rent asunder by the fear of Allâh.
(Part No. 2; Page No. 183) Then, he blows air three times over the baby. Was the Prophet (peace be upon him) reported to have done this act so we should do it? Should we avoid it since it has no origin in Islam? Please, advise. May Allah reward you with the best.
This act has no origin in Allah's Purified Shar` (Law), so doing it as an act of worship is a Bid`ah (innovation in religion).May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.