Undoubtedly, in carrying out the commands of Allah there is great blessing
The Sunnah Of Childbirth
"Whoever revives a Sunnah from my Sunnah and the people practice it, will have the same reward of those who practice it without their reward diminishing" (Ibn Majah)
The du’aa before intercourse between spouses The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) said: ”When one of you who wants to approach his wife (with intercourse) says: “Bismillah. Allahumma jannib nash-Shaytan, wa jannib ish-Shaytana ma razaqtana – With Allah’s name (I perform intercourse). O Allah, keep Satan away from us, and from what You grant us,” If it is decreed that they have a child (from that intercourse), Satan will never harm it.” Al-Bukhari, Muslim
Calling the Adhaan Among the Sunnahs for welcoming the newborn, the scholars mentioned that the Adhaan should be recited into the baby’s right ear so that the first thing he hears in this world will be the words of Tawheed, which will have a great and blessed effect on the child. With regard to reciting the iqaamah in the child’s left ear, there is nothing to prove that this is required.
Tahneek Tahneek is to chew some dates and rub it against the baby's upper palate so that the baby will suck on it. It was reported that Abu Moosa said: “I had a baby boy, and I brought him to the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him). He named him Ibraaheem, did Tahneek with some dates and prayed for Allaah to bless him, then he gave him back to me.” (Bukhaari, Muslim).
It the opinion of some scholars that the wisdom behind tahneek is the expectation that the baby would then attain emaan and its sweetness, because dates are the fruits of the tree that the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) likened to a believer. ('Our Precious Sprouts', Al-Jibaly) It is also thought that this practice stimulates the production of Vitamin K within the baby's digestive system. This is because the bacteria that synthesise Vitamin K are introduced into the baby's system via the saliva that the date has been chewed with.
Shaving the Baby's Head It is required to shave all of the newborns head on the seventh day and give sadaqah equal to it's hairs weight in silver. There is a difference of opinion as to whether this applies to both boys and girls, or boys only. It was reported by Ali (may Allah be pleased with him) that when Fatimah (may Allah be pleased with her) gave birth to Al-Hasan, and later on, Al-Husayn, The Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) told her: "O Fatimah, shave his head, and give charity equal to his hair's weight in silver." (Ahmad, Bayhaqi)
Naming your Baby A newborn is to be named no later than the seventh day after birth. The parents are required to choose a good name for their baby. They should carefully appraise the name they want to give their child, and they should make sure it has a good meaning and that it sounds well.
There are four categories of good names:
The first (best) category is the names ‘Abd-Allaah and ‘Abd al-Rahmaan. It was reported that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “The most beloved of names to Allaah are ‘Abd-Allaah and ‘Abd al-Rahmaan.” (Muslim).
The second category is all the names which express enslavement to and worship of Allaah, such as ‘Abd al-Azeez, ‘Abd al-Raheem, ‘Abd al-Malik, ‘Abd al-Ilaah, ‘Abd al-Salaam, etc.
The third category is the names of Prophets and Messengers – may the peace and blessings of Allaah be upon them. Undoubtedly the best and greatest of them is our Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him); the name Ahmad is also one of his names. Next come the names of the “Messengers of strong will” [ Al-Ahqaaf 46:35], namely Ibraaheem, Moosa, ‘Eesa and Nooh (may the peace and blessings of Allaah be upon them), then the rest of the Prophets - may the peace and blessings of Allaah be upon them.
The fourth category is the names of righteous slaves of Allaah, above all the companions of our noble Prophet. It is mustahabb to use their names, following their example and hoping to reach a higher status.
Aqeeqah It was narrated from Samurah ibn Jundub that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Every child is in pledge for his ‘aqeeqah, which should be sacrificed for him on the seventh day and his head should be shaved and he should be given a name.” (Tirmidhi)
It was narrated from ‘Aa’ishah (may Allaah be pleased with her) that the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) commanded them (to slaughter) two sheep of similar type for a boy and one sheep for a girl.
With regard to the purpose of the ‘aqeeqah, it was mentioned in a hadeeth of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him): “Every child is in pledge for his ‘aqeeqah.” The scholars differed as to the meaning of this hadeeth. It was said that the meaning is that if the ‘aqeeqah is not done for him and he dies in childhood, he will be prevented from interceding for his parents; or that the ‘aqeeqah is a means of ridding the child of the Shaytaan and protecting him from him. The child may miss out on something good if his parents neglect to do the ‘aqeeqah even though that is not his action, just as when the parents have intercourse, if the father says ‘Bismillaah” the Shaytaan will not harm his child, and if he fails to do so the child will not have this protection.
The sheep should be slaughtered on the seventh day, but if there is a delay it may be slaughtered at any time, and there is no sin in delaying it, although it is preferable to do it as soon as possible.
Circumicision It is sunnah to circumcise baby boys, and it is neither haraam nor makrooh to bring it forward before the seventh day or to delay it. The ruling is not strict, and the interests of the child are to be taken into account. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Five things are part of the fitrah (natural disposition of man): circumcision, shaving the pubic hair, cutting the moustache, cutting the nails and plucking the armpit hair.” (Saheeh: agreed upon).
Breastfeeding The Qur’aan encourages the mother to breastfeed her child naturally. Allaah says: “The mothers shall give suck to their children for two whole years, (that is) for those (parents) who desire to complete the term of suckling” [al-Baqarah 2:233]
This is a command to mothers, as the scholars explained, to breastfeed their children. The scholars also mentioned that one part of breastfeeding is obligatory, and that is the yellow substance (colostrum) that is produced at the beginning of breastfeeding and which is known medically to be of great benefit in building the immune system of the child. .
Seeking Allah's Protection for Children Ibn Aabbas related that the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) used to commend Al-Hasan and Al-Husayn to Allah’s protection, saying: “I commend you both to the protection of Allah’s perfect words from every devil, vermin, and every evil eye.” "U‛eedhukumaa bi kalimaat-illaahit-taammati min kulli shayṭaanin, wa haammatin, wa min kulli ‛aynin laammah." (U'eedhuka for a boy, U'eedthuki for a girl)
The Sunnah Of Having Children Muslims are urged to have many children and raise them righteously according to Islamic teachings.
Allah says: “So now (during Ramadan’s nights), have relations with them (your wives) and seek that which Allah has decreed for you (offspring).” Al-Baqarah v.233
The Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) said: “Marriage is a Sunnah of mine; and whoever does not follow my Sunnah is not of my followers. Get married because I will display your outnumbering other nations on the Day of Resurrection.” Ibn Majah, Saheeh Al-Albani
Children are among the boundless blessings from Allah upon the people in this worldly life. Allah says: “Allah has given you spouses from yourselves, has granted you, from your spouses, children and grandchildren, and has provided you with good things for your sustenance.” Al-Nahl v.72
The believers are rewarded for the children they beget, even if they die before puberty.
Abu Tharr (may Allah be pleased with him) reported that the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said: “If you had a child who reached puberty, and you expected good from him, but he died, would you seek Allah’s reward for that?” Abu Tharr replied, “Yes!” The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) asked: “Are you the One who created him?” Abu Tharr replied, “No, it is Allah who created him.” The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) asked, “Are you the One who guided him?” Abu Tharr replied, “No, it is Allah who guided him!” The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) asked, “Are you the One who sustains him?” Abu Tharr replied, “No, it is Allah who would have sustained him!” The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) then said: “Thus, put it (your seed) in the lawful (intercourse with your wife), and avert it from the prohibited (zina). If Allah Wills, He would then give it life; and if He Wills, He would make him die. And you will be rewarded in both cases.” Ahmad, an-Nasai, Saheeh Al-Albani
The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessing be upon him) said: “Their young ones (who die) are the free roamers of Jannah. When one of them meets its parent, it holds on to the edge of his/her garment like I hold your garment, and does not desist until Allah admits it with its parent into Jannah.” Muslim and Ahmad.
A righteous child who outlives his parents can contribute to their record of good deeds after their death. The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessing be upon him) said: “When a human being dies, his good deeds come to an end, except for three things: ongoing charity, beneficial knowledge, or a righteous child supplicating for him.” Muslim