My parent's neighbors are Muslim. We are not. The neighbors' daughter in law just gave birth to their first grandchild, a little girl who is named Fatima.
In the US, one gives a gift for a new baby. Would it offend the family to do so?
I customarily give a small stuffed animal for the child. I have been told that figurative representations of living things is sinful under Islam. Does this apply to toys? What kind of gift, if any, would be appropriate?
If it makes a difference, the new mother works, wears western clothes but covers her head. The mother in law does not cover her head.
Thank you for your information and guidance.
I am in the US. When you respond, please recall that I am not Muslim and do not know Arabic words.