Aqiqah, is defined as the animal that is slaughtered on the occasion of child birth.
It literally means ‘cut’ and is often used to refer to the hair of the newborn baby that is cut or shaved.
The act of Aqiqah is highly encouraged. It is to be performed by the parents or the guardians of the child. Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) and his companions used to perform Aqiqah when they were bestowed with a newborn.
The best time to perform Aqiqah is on the seventh day after the birth of the newly born baby.
Why Perform Aqiqah?
- To announce the birth of the baby to friends and relatives to inform them of the new member of the family. This is to prevent any gossips and/or misunderstandings that could arise from that birth and to confirm the newborn’s rights to the family’s wealth and name
- To show one’s gratitude to the Almighty creator, Allah SWT for his great blessings
- To celebrate the blessed occasion among family members, neighbors and friends. The poor should also be included in the celebration by offering them food and meat served on this occasion.
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