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Some Traditional Rituals – Attributed to Islam

The below “call to prayer” is what Muslims all over the world say/hear but it is in fact “shirk” to say the below since the Quran tells us not to make distinction between GODs messengers and not to put someone on the same level as GOD.

The Traditional Muslim call to prayer or adhaan (“God is great, there is no God but Allah. Muhammad is the messenger of Allah. Come to prayer.”).

These are also the the first words traditionally a newborn Muslim baby should hear.

They are whispered into both ears of the child by his or her father.

The below ritual has no relevance to religious belief whatsoever.

The baby’s first taste should be something sweet, so parents may chew a piece of date and rub the juice along the baby’s gums. It was a practice carried out by the Prophet Muhammad and is believed to help tiny digestive systems to kick in.

The “head shaving” of a baby’s head is a tradition carried out by the Hindus the only difference is that Muslims weight the babys hair and the amount in silver is given to charity. This ritual usually occurs seven days after the baby’s birth. There is no Quranic evidence of this and how it is sought religious.

After seven days the baby’s head is shaved (a tradition also carried out by Hindus ). This is to show that the child is the servant of Allah. Although Hindus may take the baby’s hair to India and scatter it in the holy river Ganges, Muslims weigh it and give the equivalent weight in silver
to charity.

Circumcision might have its health benefits but there are also negative aspects to it too. One question we should ask ourselves is, if GOD made us perfect, why would he want us to cut our foreskins off? Do we need to help GOD perfect his creation? Circumcision has no religious significance, it is based upon man made traditions and there is NO evidence of it in the Quran.

Also, “hadith & Sunnah” mention that females are to be circumcised too, this rarely happens and is on most occasions non-existent in the indo-pak “Muslim” society.

Ideally, Muslim baby boys are circumcised when they are seven days old although it can take place any time before puberty. It is also tradition to choose a name for the baby on the seventh day.

The “aqeeqah” is in fact tradition. Why the seventh day? Why specifically slaughtering of sheep? The celebration of birth should be celebrated as a happy joyous occasion and not attributed to any kind of religious teaching. There is again NO evidence of this tradition in the
Quran.

The aqeeqah is also traditionally carried out on the seventh day. This is a celebration which involves the slaughter of sheep. Sheep are sacrificed (in Britain the meat is ordered at the butchers) and the meat is distributed to relatives and neighbours and also given to the poor.

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