Can you please confirm the reference for this version of the Hadith ‘Every child is born on fitrah’

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“Every child is born on ‘fitrah’ (the natural inclination to Islam), however the child’s parents make him a Jew or Christian. It is as an animal delivers a perfect baby animal. Do you find it mutilated?”



Imam Bukhari and Imam Muslim (rahimahumallah) have recorded this version on the authority of Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu).

(Sahih Bukhari, Hadith: 1358 and Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 2658)


Also see here.



And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.


Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala


Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar


Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar