The naming of a stilborn child

Question:

What do the experts and scholars of Shari’ah say about naming a stillborn child? Is this wajib (necessary)?

Answer:

It is not necessary to name a stillborn child rather it will be considered mustahab. Imam Nawawi mentions in Al-Majmu’a Sharh Al-Muhadhab that if a child passes away before it is named then it is mustahab (desirable) to name the child.

And Allah ﷻ knows the best

This Fatwa is written by Dr. Hafiz Muhammad Munir Al-Azhari

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