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    The "Muslim" Babyshower

    Hi Ladies!

    Assalam Alaikom. Incha allah you are all doing well..

    Can someone tell me about the Muslim babyshower? My understanding is that babyshowers in Islam differ from those in the west (America in particular).
    That Muslims tend to hold their babyshowers AFTER the baby is born and do special things at the celebration.

    Can someone help explain all of this to me? I plan to be throwing a baby shower for a very special Muslim friend, and I need to know how to go about it.

    Thanks!!

    Jen


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    Quote Originally Posted by BC-friarfly
    Hi Ladies!

    Assalam Alaikom. Incha allah you are all doing well..


    That Muslims tend to hold their babyshowers AFTER the baby is born and do special things at the celebration.

    Can someone help explain all of this to me? I plan to be throwing a baby shower for a very special Muslim friend, and I need to know how to go about it.

    Thanks!!

    Jen
    Wa alaikum assalaam wa rahmatullah Jen,

    After asking my teachers, friends, familes, i know that it should be after, it depends, we don't have here such "showers"" like in America. once i asked my teacher why not before? she replied: But we don't know what will happen, God forbid, anything might happen, so it is safe to do it after.

    i don't have an exact answer, i didn't have a babyshower , just everybody visited and brought gifts after the baby was born.


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    Thanks for the response, Flower!

    I called up a girlfriend in Saudi who told me that such "showers" weren't something we should do. lol.
    Then I talked with a friend in Egypt who said, "Oh yes! You have a celebration after the baby is born" and told me what it was called (and even now I forget the word).
    Then I spoke to a close friend in Qatar who told me that she had never heard of such a thing.

    SOOO.. my guess is that "showers" are more cultural and regional than religious-based. I will plan to throw my girlfriend a celebration after the birth of her little one.

    I appreciate your asking your teachers! You are too kind. Allah with you and your family

    Salam

    Jen


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    I feel more comfortable with the idea of celebrating after the baby is here too -

    Inshallah your friend will be well and the baby will safely arrive.

    Caroline
    mom to C (11) and S (8) from Mexico and A (5) and D (5) from Guatemala


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