Aqiqah for Girl

£70 for 1 Aqiqah for a boy

Aishah (RA) narrated, "Slaughter two comparable sheep for a male newborn and one sheep for a female." (Ahmad and al-Tirmidhi) The Crisis Aid Aqiqah for a boy meets the criteria according to Islamic rules: The sacrifice of two Aqiqah animals and the meat is distributed to the poor and needy.
  • £70 for an Aqiqah for a girl (1 animal)

What is an Aqiqah? Aqiqah is the Islamic tradition of the sacrifice of an animal on the occasion of a child’s birth. It is widely performed by Muslims and it is considered sunnah to slaughter a sheep for the baby and distribute the meat to the poor.

What is Aqiqah?

Aqiqah, an Islamic terminology, is defined as the animal that is slaughtered on the occasion of the child’s birth. – “For the child there should be Aqiqah. On behalf of the child make sacrifice and remove the hair.” Hadith (Bukhari)

When should Aqiqah be performed?
The preferable time for aqiqah is the seventh day after the child’s birth. If this has not been done on the required day then it should be done as soon as possible without delay.
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 new born. There are many benefits in the performance of Aqiqah. One is the announcing the birth of the baby. Being bestowed with 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.

Types of animals to be slaughtered
The following is a hadith of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) where he advised Aqiqah should be a goat or 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 goat, sheep, cows or camels. For camels, it must be older than six years, for cows the age must be older than three years and for goats and sheep, it must be older than two years. The animals must not be such as blind, sic, limp or undernourished. The animals must be slaughtered in the appropriate humane way according to the shariah.

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