Duties of the father:
His first duty is to do his best to choose a woman of piety and good character to be his wife.
He must safeguard and care for his wife during her pregnancy and provide for all of her needs.
He must continue to provide for her sustennce and medical care for the entire time that she is nursing her child.
He must afford the baby protection by Allah’s remembrance when it is born and select a good name for the child.
He should have a male child circumcised on the seventh day after it is born.
He should perform an `aqîqah for the child, giving a third of the sacrificial meat in charity, giving a third as gifts to friends, and eating a third with his family.
He must provide for the child’s needs and education until the child is old enough to live independently.