What is Aqeeqah?
Aqiqah, an Islamic terminology, is defined as the animal that is slaughtered on the occasion of child birth.This is a highly encouraged virtue (Sunnah Mu’akadah) recommended by the prophet (Peace be upon him).Supporting reference: It was narrated from Salmaan ibn ‘Aamir al-Dabbi that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said: I heard the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) say: “Aqeeqah is to be offered for a (newly born) boy, so slaughter (an animal) for him, and remove all dirt from him.” Narrated by Al-Bukhari
When Should a Aqeeqah be performed?
The sheep should be slaughtered on the seventh day, but if there is a delay it may be slaughtered at any time, although it is preferable to do it as soon as possible.Supporting Reference: The sheep should be slaughtered on the seventh day, but if it is delayed it is permissible to slaughter them at any time, and there is no sin in delaying it, but it is better to do it as soon as possible. Fataawa al-Lajnah al-Daa’imah, 11/439
How many animals should be scarified per aqeeqah?
For a boy, two sheep should be sacrificed, and for a girl one sheep should be sacrificed.Supporting Reference: It was narrated from Umm Karaz that she asked the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) about Aqeeqah and he said: “For a boy, two sheep, and for a female one sheep, and it does not matter if it is male or female.” Narrated by Al-Tirmidhi
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