Aqeeqa (Aqiqa, Aqeeqah, Aqeeqa) is a joyous offering made by Muslim parents when a child is born. This is made as an act of gratitude to God, in a similar way to Qurbani.
Traditionally two animals are offered for a boy and one for a girl but of course there are no limits to however many you do! The sunnah is that a third is kept by the family, a further third is shared amongst family, friends and neighbours with the final third being donated in charity.
“With every child, there is an aqeeqa. Perform on behalf of the child, for indeed this will be a means to eliminate many harms from it.”
All our Aqiqah-eligible animals are meticously sourced and prepared onsite at our Sharjah location. In keeping with the sunnah, the Aqiqah is processed on the 7th day on which your child is born, with day 1 being the day of birth. If your child is born on a Friday, the Aqiqah will be performed on the Thursday after receiving your order.
STEPS TO TAKE ON THE BIRTH OF A BABY AT THE TIME OF BIRTH
Perform Adhaan (call to prayer) quietly in the baby’s ear and Iqama in the other Provide Tahneek in the baby’s mouth (usually with a date)
ON THE SUBSEQUENT DAY OF THE WEEK THE BABY IS BORN
Chose a thoughtful Muslim baby name with a good meaning (sunnah 7 days)
Shave its hair and give its weight in gold or silver to the poor (sunnah 7 days or subsequent day of birth)
Perform Khatna (circumcision) for a boy only (sunnah 7 days or subsequent day of birth)
Offer the best Aqiqa (at least two for a boy, one for a girl) and share with friends & family (sunnah 7 days or subsequent day of birth)