Is shaving the hair of a girl on the seventh day of her birth a
Sunnah (action following the teachings of the Prophet)? If not, is it permissible to do so?
Two Hadiths have been reported about shaving the hair on the seventh day: The first one is:
Fatimah (may Allah be pleased with her) gave birth to
Al-Hasan, the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said: 'Shave his head.'
Ahmad in his Musnad [Hadith compilation])The second is the Hadith of
Samurah (may Allah be pleased with him) that the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said:
Each (Part No. 10; Page No. 468) boy is in pledge for his `Aqiqah (sacrifice for a newborn). It will be slaughtered for him on the seventh day, his head is to be shaved and he is to be named.
and Ibn Majah) The first Hadith is about the birth of
Al-Hasan (may Allah be pleased with him) and the second Hadith used the word boy and so the ruling applies exclusively to the male and not the female. Therefore, It is not permissible to shave the head of the newborn female baby.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings of Allah be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.