Thursday, 30 November 2023 | 11:35 PM
The birth of a child is an occasion that is celebrated in all cultures and religions of the world. It's a joyous occasion and one of the biggest blessings for a couple. As Muslims, it is our belief that all good and bad things are from Allah, and we must thank Him for his countless blessings. Offering a dua for a child who has just been born is an excellent way to welcome them into the world. With the dua for congratulation on the occasion of birth, you are not just blessing the child but also the parents and seeking a good provision for them and yourself.
In Islam, the birth of a child is a significant milestone for a couple as well as a sign of Allah's (سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَى) abundant blessings. While one expresses gratitude to Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَى) for his blessings, parenthood is a big responsibility, and it determines a lot of the changes and decisions people make in their lives. While you can say any masnoon dua, the dua listed below to congratulate parents or family on the arrival of a new child is the most preferred.
When reciting the dua for congratulations on the occasion of a birth, do it with your heart and genuine happiness for others rather than envy. Seek protection for the child from any harm and invoke Allah's (سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَى) guidance and wisdom for the parents so that they do their best in the upbringing of their child. Moreover, send salat on the prophet Muhammad 3 times at the beginning and end of the dua.
Baarakallaahu laka fil-mawhoobi laka, wa shakartal-waahiba , wa balagha 'ashuddahu, wa ruziqta birrahu.(1)Baarakallahu laka wa baaraka 'alayka, wa jazaakallaahu khayran, wa razaqakallaahu mithlahu, wa 'ajzala thawaabaka.(2)
May Allah bless you with His gift to you, and may you (the new parent) give thanks, may the child reach the maturity of years, and may you be granted its righteousness.(1)The reply of the person being congratulated is to say: "May Allah bless you, and shower His blessings upon you, and may Allah reward you well and bestow upon you its like and reward you abundantly".(2)
Offering dua as congratulations on the occasion of birth means that you are praying for the blessing and protection of the parents and their newborn. You ask Allah Azzawajal for the health and wellness of the child and ask Him to give the child a long and prosperous life. This is indeed beneficial for the life and emaan (Faith) of the newborn. This dua also opens your heart to be happy in other people's happiness. When you are happy for others and pray for the good of others, it comes back to you manifold.
There are numerous ways of saying congratulations. You can do it by taking a present and praying for them and giving blessings to them and their child.
When a child is born, the first thing that should be done is reciting the Athaan in the right ear of the baby, and Takbeer (Iqamah) is said in the left ear.