Customary practice when a child is born

Q: Is it established anywhere that when a baby is born that the fathers sister needs to give out something? Many times you find people give out sweet platters to family members when a child is born. Is this practiced in Islam or is it just customary?

A: There is no basis for this practice.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)