الغلام مرتهن بعقيقته، يذبح عنه يوم السابع، ويسمى ويحلق رأسه
Which means: "A child is in pledge for his aqiqah. Perform the slaughter on the seventh day, give him a name and shave his hair." (Narrated by Abu Daud).
What is Aqiqah?
Aqiqah is defined as the animal that is slaughtered on the occasion of child birth.
In the tradition of the Prophet of Allah (peace be upon him), it was mentioned that:
"For the child there should be aqiqah, on behalf of the child make sacrifice and remove the hair." Hadith (Bukhari)
Narrated Umm Kurz,
The Prophet of Allah (peace be upon him) said:
"Two sheep which resemble each other are to be sacrificed for a boy and one for a girl."
(Sunan Abu Dawood Book 15, No. 2830)
The preferable method for Aqiqah (sunnah date) is that it should be preformed on the seventh day if not then the 14th or 21st and so on. For example, if the child was born on Friday the Aqiqah should be done the following week on Thursday and if the child was born on Wednesday then the Aqiqah should be done the following week on Tuesday.
The conditions that should be applied to the Udhiyah of the Aqiqah, if it is a sheep, it has to be six months and above, if it is a goat, it should be about one year and above and it should be clear from any defect; the horns are not broken, the ears is not cut… etc.
What do we provide?
Aqiqah Online by Hezom International provides aqiqah in Indonesia, Bangladesh, Myanmar and more. The slaughtering will be done in the chosen country itself. Fresh meat will be distributed to the local needies or cooked and served to santri/students in pesantren/madrasah or the musafir/wayfarer. This can be carried out anytime throughout the year or according to the sunnah date of birth.
During Hari Raya Haji period, we also provide aqiqah service in Australia. For Aqiqah carried out in Australia, the fresh meat will be flown back to Singapore and you can have it delivered to your doorstep and distribute to the needies in Singapore.
Celebrate the birth of your newborn and share the joy with your needy brothers and sisters!