Disposal of Baby’s Hair After Being Shaved

Question: When you shave a baby’s hair on the 7th day or the 14th day what should you do with the hair after you weigh the hair and give the charity to the poor.? Also can cash be given instead of silver and is the charity only to be given to the poor Muslims ONLY?


Assalamu Alaikum,

The hair can be wrapped in a paper and disposed off at a place that is free from impurities. Cash can be given instead of silver, and the charity can be given to non Muslims also. (Bada’I As Suna’I vol. 4 pg. 263 – Kitabul Fatawa vol. 4 pg. 150).

And Allah Knows Best.

Mufti Waseem Khan.