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11-11-2011, 04:18 PM
This thread should be grouped under the former thread that discussed this issue. Folks were saying that no hadith existed to validate the Islamic theological claim that every child is born a Muslim. Would appreciate if this could be incorporated into that thread.

Narrated Abu-Huraira:
Allah's Apostle said, "No child is born except on the fitra and then his parents make him Jewish, Christian or Magian (Zoroastrian), as an animal produces a perfect young animal: do you see any part of its body amputated?"
- Sahih al-Bukhari (, Volume 2, Book 23, Number 441

‘Set your face to the dīn in sincerity (hanīfan: as a hanīf) which is Allāh’s fitrah (the nature made by Allāh) upon which He created mankind (fatara’n-nās). There is no changing the creation of Allāh. That is the right dīn but most people know not.’ (Qur’ān 30:30)

Abū Hurairah’s citation of this āyah after the hadīth apparently means that the fitrah of the hadīth refers to the fitrah of the Qur’ānic āyah, which is a good fitrah because the right dīn is being described as Allāh’s fitrah. The logic of this argument is that Abū Hurairah, may Allāh be pleased with him, meant that fitrah is associated with Islām (al-Qurtubi, 1967). And according to Ibn Taymiyyah it is the social circumstances, as represented by the parents, which causes the child to be a Jew, a Christian or a Magian.

11-12-2011, 11:10 PM
I can't seem to find the thread you are referring to.
If anyone does see it, let me or one of the other mods know and BarakzaiAbdali's post will be merged accordingly.