Aqiqah: A Gift of Gratitude

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As parents, the birth of a child is a joyous occasion filled with gratitude and love. Celebrate this blessed event by sharing your happiness with those in need through the beautiful tradition of Aqiqah.

By performing Aqiqah, you:

  • Thank Allah: Express your gratitude for the blessing of a healthy child.
  • Protect Your Child: Aqiqah is believed to safeguard the child from harm and misfortune.
  • Share Joy: Bring happiness to the community and spread the blessings of your child’s birth.

The Prophet’s Teachings ﷺ

The Prophet Muhammad ﷺ said:

“Every child is in pledge for his Aqiqah, which is sacrificed for him on the seventh day, and he is named on it, and his head is shaved.” (Abu Dawud)

FAQs

What is Aqiqah?

Aqiqah is an Islamic tradition of sacrificing an animal (usually a sheep or goat) to express gratitude for the birth of a child. The meat is then distributed to family, friends, and the needy.

Why should I perform Aqiqah?

Aqiqah is a Sunnah practice that brings numerous blessings. It is a way to thank Allah, protect your child, and share joy with the community.

When should Aqiqah be performed?

Aqiqah is recommended to be performed on the seventh day after the child’s birth. However, it can be done at any time after that.

Can I perform Aqiqah for a child who is older?

Yes, you can perform Aqiqah for a child of any age, even if they are an adult.

Can I donate the same animal for both Qurbani and Aqiqah?

Yes, you can donate the same animal for both Qurbani and Aqiqah.

This is based on the view that both acts of worship share the same underlying purpose of seeking closeness to Allah through sacrifice.

It’s important to note, however, that there are differing opinions on this matter. Some scholars believe that separate animals should be used for each purpose. Therefore, if you have any concerns, it is recommended to consult with a knowledgeable Islamic scholar or imam for further guidance.

Will I receive any updates on my Aqiqah donation?

Yes, we will keep you updated on how your Aqiqah donation is being utilized. We may also share photos or videos of the distribution.