Shaving the head of a young male baby on his seventh day
Q 3: What is the ruling on
shaving the hair of the skin of babies, so that they will become
hairy when they grow up?
It is Mustahab (desirable) to shave the head of a young male child on his seventh day. This is according to the action of the Prophet (peace be upon him) with
Al-Husayn (may Allah be pleased with them both) and according to the saying of the Prophet (peace be upon him):
Each 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.
May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.