Aqiqah


What is Aqiqah?

Aqiqah, an Islamic terminology, is defined as the animal that is slaughtered on the occasion of child birth. For the child there should be aqiqah, on behalf of the child make sacrifice and remove the hair.

When should Aqiqah be performed?

The preferable method for Aqiqah is that it should be performed on the seventh day if not then the 14th or 21st.

What is the purpose of Aqiqah?

The performance of Aqiqah is highly encouraged. It is to be performed by the parents or the guardians of the child. Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and his companions used to perform Aqiqah when they were bestowed with a newborn. There are many benefits in the performance of Aqiqah. One is the announcing the birth of the baby. Being bestowed a child is a great blessing from the Creator. Another purpose is inviting family members, neighbours, and friends to celebrate the blessed occasion. The poor should be included in the celebration by offering them food and meat served on this occasion.

Types of animals to be slaughtered

The following is a hadith of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) where he advised Aqiqah a goat/sheep.

Narrated Umm Kurz: The Prophet of Allah (peace be upon him) said: Two sheep which resemble each other are to be sacrificed for a boy and one for a girl. (Sunan Abu Dawood Book 15, No. 2830)

The condition of the animal for aqiqah

The condition of the animals in Aqiqah is the same as the conditions for the animals in Qurbani. The animals to be slaughtered must be a goats, cows or camels. For camels, it must be older than 6 years, for cows the age must be older than 3 years and for goats, it must be older than 2 years. They must be free from any form of handicap such as blind, sick, limp and undernourished. The animals must be slaughtered in the appropriate humane ways.

Where is the Aqiqah done?

Aqiqah will do done at Jakarta Indonesia in support of ibadarrahman an Islamic boarding school in Indonesia. You may view their website here.

What You Will Receive?

Before the Aqiqah is done you will be sent an image of the sheep with his or her name attached. A certificate will be provided upon request.

Pricing

$210 for Girl
$410 for Boy

How to Purchase?

Kindly call us directly with the child name or leave your details here and we will contact you as soon as possible