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).
Tahnik is a sunnah and therefore highly encouraged for newborns!
Darul Ghufran Mosque celebrates the birth of a newborn Muslim by offering the Tahnik ceremony services at the mosque. 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 Ustaz Abdul Aziz Bin Mohammad (picture inset), and this service is acquired by appointment only.
Tahnik is by appointment only
Parents who wish to perform Tahnik for their newborn babies at Darul Ghufran can call the main office at 6786 5545 during office hours.
Fee: $50 for the Ustaz
* Donation to the needy will be based on the weight of the baby's hair. We will assist in weighing your baby's hair right after your appointment.