Aqeeqah

‘Aqeeqah refers to the sacrifice that is offered on behalf of the newborn on the seventh day after birth. It is prescribed to slaughter two goats / sheep for a newborn boy and one goats / sheep for a girl. The best time for offering the ‘Aqeeqah is seven days after birth.

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If its your first baby’s Aqeeqa than you are eligible to select “First Baby’s Aqeeqa”. And if the Aqeeqa is going to be done on behalf of an Adult who has not performed Aqeeqa in childhood, you can select “Adult Aqeeqa”. And If you are performing Aqeeqa NOT on behalf of the the first baby nor for an Adult, you have two options. Aqeeqa Goat or Aqeeqa Sheep. Sheep is most preferred. 

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FAQ

Yes. Islam urges Muslims to offer Aqeeqa for the newborn in general terms, without qualification.

The Hadith regarding Aqeeqa says “Every child is in pledge for his ‘Aqeeqah which should be sacrificed for him on the seventh day, and his head should be shaved, and he should be given a name” (Abu Dawood, 2838) (At-Tirmidhi, 1522).

This hadith refers to all children in general without classification, Hence, illegitimate children are included in it. Therefore, Aqeeqa should be performed for those children as well. (IslamQA, 2022).

However, in this case, the mother of the child is responsible for Aqeeqa.

No. Aqeeqah must be fulfilled for every child separately. Aqeeqa is sometimes referred to as ransom. Therefore, it cannot be shared, just as ransom cannot be shared among people.

The number of slaughtering depends on the gender. If they are both boys (4 goat/sheep), if they are both girls (2 goat/sheep) and if they are a boy and a girl (3 goat/sheep) must be offered as Aqeeqa.

No. based on Shariah rulings, Aqeeqa must be performed in the form of Bahimat Al- An’am which includes sheep/goat, cow, and camel. If any other type of animal/livestock is slaughtered on behalf of a child, it cannot be regarded as Aqeeqa. Therefore, it is better to re-offer Aqeeqa with one of the mentioned animals even though the designated dates have passed. Also, it is permissible to offer Aqeeqa for adults as well.

No. They are different things that are offered due to two different reasons. U’d’hiya is performed in order to show our gratitude towards all the provisions provided by Allah, while Aqeeqa is performed in order to carry out a religious obligation. Therefore, they cannot be combined. (or slaughtered as one). However, there are no restrictions on performing Aqeeqa and U’d’hiya on the same day.

If a person is capable of paying back the money, there is no harm in borrowing money for Aqeeqa. However, the loan here refers to Qar’d Hasan, which does not include any form of Usury (Riba). On the other hand, taking an interest-based loan for this purpose is not allowed as it includes Riba. Moreover, Aqeeqa performed using the money from an interest-based loan cannot be accepted at all, because Riba is one of the most grave sins in Islam.

No. However, if someone appoints another person to carry out the task on their behalf of them, it is permissible. Similarly, if someone wishes to provide financial support for Aqeeqa of someone else’s child, they are allowed to do so. However, the actual act of performing Aqeeqa cannot be fulfilled without the consent or knowledge of the person who is responsible to do it (the father of the child).

Due to financial or any other reason, if one sheep was offered for a boy, it is permissible to offer the second one at a later date when they are capable to do so. However, the best practice is to slaughter both at the same time.

The best type of animal to be slaughtered as Aqeeqa is sheep. If it is not possible, the next recommended animal is goat. If either of them is not available, it is permissible to slaughter a cow and camel as well.

Yes. According to Islamic Shariah, Aqeeqa must be offered if anyone is blessed with a child. Therefore, it does not matter whether the baby was born using the normal method or through C-Section.

The best age for Aqeeqa is the 7th day. If you were unable to perform it on the 7th day due to any reason, the next best date is 14th day and then the 21st day. However, after that there is no specific date. Therefore, any date is acceptable. According to Shariah rules, fathers are responsible for their children’s Aqeeqa. However, if it was not performed when you are young, it is recommended to perform it on your own, regardless of the age.

Yes. Aqeeqa only takes the type of animal into consideration. It does not concern with the gender (sex) of the animals. Therefore, it does not matter whether a female or male sheep is slaughtered for a girl or a boy.

Start counting days from the date of birth. If the baby was born before Maghrib (sunset), include the day in counting, but if the baby was born after Maghrib (sunset), exclude the day while counting.

If the fetus in 4 months old, the soul will be breathed into the baby. So, he should be named, shrouded, and the funeral prayer should be offered to him. Also, he should be buried in the Muslim graveyard. And Aqeeqa should be offered for him, because he will be resurrected on the day of resurrection, and he will intercede for his parents while Aqeeqa will be a reason for his intersession.

If the fetus is miscarried before 4 months of pregnancy, no Aqeeqa should be offered. And he should no tbe named or the funeral prayer offered for him. And he may be buried anywhere.

It is recommended to perform Aqeeqa, shave head, and give a name on the 7th day. However, there is no order in performing them.

اتفق الفقهاء على عدم جواز ذبح العقيقة قبل وجود سببها وهو الولادة، فإن ذبحها قبل الولادة تكون شاة لحم، ولا تُعتبَر عقيقة.

The Islamic Jurists unanimously agreed that it is not permissible to slaughter the ‘Aqeeqah before there is a reason for it, which is childbirth.

If it was slaughtered before giving birth, it would be a meat sheep, and it would not be considered an ‘Aqeeqah.

It is permissible to distribute the meat of the ‘Aqeeqah in the city where the child lives, or in another city. The matter is broad in scope. (islamqa.info)

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