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    Question ID: 46180Country: India

    Title: Aqiqah and Name

    Question: Please tell the following sunnah regarding delivery and birth rituals of a child. (1) What according to Islam a woman should do/recite during child labour to ease pain and for a normal delivery. (2) After the child is born what is the sunnah of keeping names on spot or after how many days. (3) According to sunnah in how many days aqiqah can be done and to whom we should feed it. (4) Please tell me boy name Ahmed and girl name Aimen is good.

    Answer ID: 46180

    Bismillah hir-Rahman nir-Rahim !

    (Fatwa: 1116/895/B=1434) (1) Read the following dua: يا حي يا قيوم برحمتك استغيث . (2) It is sunnah to keep the name of the child on seventh day. (3) It is sunnah on seventh day. The relatives, friends and poor ones should be given to eat. (4) Yes, both the names are good. You may keep them. However, the name of the girl should preferably be kept Yumna instead of Aimen.

    Allah (Subhana Wa Ta'ala) knows Best

    Darul Ifta,

    Darul Uloom Deoband, India