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