One of the manifestations of the deep devotion the companions had for the Prophet was that when a child was born in the family, they brought it to him so that he might bless it, and apply on its palate, the pulp of a date etc. The date (or honey) should be chewed to make it easier for the baby to swallow. This is called tahnik and it is a sunnah (the prophet’s example).
Narrates Aishah (wife of the prophet, may Allah bless her): People used to bring their newborn children to the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him), and he would bless them and perform the tahnik ceremony.
It was reported that Abu Musa said: “I had a baby boy, and I brought him to the Prophet (sallaAllahu ‘alaihi wa sallam). He named him Ibraaheem, did Tahnik with some dates and prayed for Allah to bless him, then he gave him back to me.” – (Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 5150; Muslim, 2145)
Tahnik is a sunnah and it should be done at the 7th, 14th or 21st days of the child’s life.
Darul Hidayah celebrates the birth of a newborn Muslim by offering the Tahnik ceremony services at our centre. The service includes the application of the honey into the child’s mouth and the first shaving of the baby’s hair. The service is led by Asatizah of Darul Hidayah, and this service is acquired by appointment only.
We offer Tahnik service to newly born babies. Our Asatizah will preside this ritual where a tiny portion of sweet date is placed in the mouth of the newborn and lead in the recitation of the dua. Make appointment with us now!
We can also come down to your house for this Tahnik service, with minimum of $150 charges apply.
Please contact us @ 90230044 / 8298 5485.