Aqiqah is a type of sadaqah and it is also a sunnah. According to another hadith from Ja’far al-Sadiq, every born is in pawn of Aqeeqah; namely, it would be exposed to death/kinds of calamities if they don’t do Aqeeqah for the child. It is Sunnah for the parents to eat from the meat of Aqiqah.
Crisis Aid’s Aqiqah pack comprises of the sacrifice of one animal (for a girl) or two (for a boy). Aqiqah meat is distributed to the poor and orphans.
At Crisis Aid, we have a duty to be there for those who are most in need of our support.
Millions of people struggle every day with poverty. Many people go days and months without proper food. Your donation could provide a family with a meal and give them the vital nutrients they need. They would also have the chance to share in the celebration of new life. The reward of this beloved Sunnah benefits so many of us.
The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) provided an Aqiqah to each of his two grandsons.Imam al-Hasan and Imam al-Husain.
The Crisis Aid Aqiqah Pack encompasses all these aspects and includes The sacrifice of one or two Aqiqah animals (depending on the gender of the child) distribution to the poor and needy, including orphans and the elderly.
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)
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.