Timing of cutting baby’s hair
My sister-in-law had her child last week but due to the child being in intensive care, they were only allowed to bring the baby home yesterday. Today is the 7th day. Do they have to cut the hair today or can they do it on the 9th and 11th day?
بسم الله الرحمن الرحیم
It is preferred to cut the new-born baby’s hair after the ʿAqīqah on the 7th day (as outlined in an earlier answer). Otherwise, it is preferred this is done on the 14th day.
Allah knows best
15 Rabīʿ al-Thānī 1442 / 1 December 2020
Approved by: Mufti Shabbir Ahmed and Mufti Muhammad Tahir