Aqiqah, in Islamic terminology, is defined as the animal that is slaughtered on the occasion of child birth.
The performance of Aqiqah is highly encouraged. Aqiqah is one of the valued and much loved practices preformed by the Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w) which holds many benefits. It is to be performed by the parents or the guardians of the child.
The best time to perform Aqiqah is on the seventh day after the birth of the baby.
There are many benefits in the performance of Aqiqah. Allah the almighty has bestowed us with this blessing in the form of the newborn child therefore by performing Aqiqah we are being thankful to Allah (the almighty) and seeking protection from him. Child is protected from all evil, danger and ill fortune.
The following is a hadith of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) where he advised goat/sheep.
The Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w) said: Two sheeps which resemble each other are to be sacrificed for a boy and one for a girl. (Sunan Abu Dawood Book 15, No. 2830)
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The Qurbani Foundation’s Aqiqah Pack encompasses all these aspects and includes:
* $15.50 is given in sadaqah. At the market price of silver this easily covers the required value.