WHO WAS THE FIRST CHILD BORN IN ISLAM?

MASJID AL QUBA: Courtesy of: http://deen-al-islam.org/Muhammad%2014.htm

HADITH: SAHIH MUSLIM:

Book 025, Number 5345:

Asma’ reported that she had become pregnant at Mecca with Abdullah b. Zubair (in her womb) and she (further) said:

I set out (for migration to Medina) as I was in the advanced stage of pregnancy. I came to Medina and got down at the place known as Quba’ and gave birth to a child there.

Then I came to Allah’s Messenger (may peace he upon him). He placed him (the child) in his lap and then commanded for the dates to be brought.

He chewed them and then put the saliva in his mouth. The first thing which went into his stomach was the saliva of Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him).

He then rubbed his palate with dates and then invoked blessings for him and blessed him.

He was the first child who was born in Islam (after Migration).

END HADITH

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About Kaukab Siddique PhD

Professor of English, World Literature and Journalism at Lincoln University. Research specialization in Women and Islam

5 responses to “WHO WAS THE FIRST CHILD BORN IN ISLAM?”

  1. Kaukab Siddique PhD says :

    Asalaam oalaikum Brother Q,
    Thank you for your comment. The point you makes is correctly referenced from Hadith. Islam teaches that all children who die in infancy will go to Paradise.
    The point this hadith highlights is that Abdullah ibn Zubair [r.a] was the the first child born in the new Islamic state who by the Grace of Allah grew up to be one of the great Muslims and the first to be blessed personally by the Prophet, pbuh.
    JazaikAllah hu Khairan.

  2. qatheworld says :

    While this may be the first child after migration, I think it’s also worthwhile to remember that ALL children are born in a state of pure submission to Allah (as muslims), both before and after the revelations to Mohammed (pbuh) that we know as Islam. Some interesting quotes on this page: http://www.missionislam.com/knowledge/DefinitionFitrah.htm. I especially like this one: ‘It is related that the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said that he saw in a vision an old man at the front of a large tree and around him were children and in the vision he was told that the old man was Ibrihim and that the children who were around him were the children who, before attaining the age of discretion, had died. At this, some Muslims had asked him: “And the children of the polytheists too, Messenger of Allah?” The Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, replied: “The children of the polytheists as well.”

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