Fatwa: # 36548
Category: Child Upbringing (Tarbiyyah)
Country: United Kingdom
Date: 31st January 2019


Can the father change the diaper of his baby girl?



i am a father to a 4month old girl masha'Alaah, my question is would it be permissable for me to change her nappy when her mother is not around?



In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

We congratulate you on the birth of your child.

May the Almighty Allah make your daughter the coolness of your eyes. Aameen.

It is permissible for the father to change the diaper of his baby daughter.  [1]

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Muhammad I.V Patel

Student Darul Iftaa
Lusaka, Zambia

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.



[1] المبسوط للسرخسي (2/ 73) 

 وَتُغَسِّلُ الْمَرْأَةُ الصَّبِيَّ الَّذِي لَمْ يَتَكَلَّمْ لِأَنَّهُ لَيْسَ لِفَرْجِهِ حُكْمُ الْعَوْرَةِ حَتَّى لَا يَجِبْ سَتْرُهُ فِي حَالِ حَيَاتِهِ وَيَجُوزُ النَّظَرُ إلَيْهِ


الهداية في شرح بداية المبتدي (4/ 368)

و الصغيرة إذا كانت لاتشتهي يباح مسها والنظر إليها" لعدم خوف الفتنة


جامع أحكام الصغار الجلد ١ الصفحة ٢١٢

الصغيرة إذا كانت لاتشتهي يباح مسها والنظر إليها لعدم خوف الفتنة

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