20 Beautiful Baby Traditions From Around The World

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Prayer, Traditional first words

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Religious rituals play an important part in child rearing for many families. Think Catholic baptism, a Jewish bris, or a Hindu mundan. For members of the Muslim faith, the first words a baby hears are incredibly meaningful. Therefore, it is a father’s duty to whisper the adhan into the right ear of a baby upon birth. These are the same words that issue forth from mosques to call the faithful to prayer. Part of the calling, translated, is, “Rise up for salvation.” It’s amazing to think that generations stretching back centuries have heard this phrase, uttered lovingly by a father, as their first words.

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