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 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 Eidul Adha period, we also provide aqiqah/qurban service in Australia. For aqiqah/qurban 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!

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)

According to the hadith mentioned and the majority of Islamic scholars, two sheeps are to be sacrificed for a boy and one for a girl. If one cannot afford to slaughter two sheeps at a time for a male newborn, it is permissible to slaughter one sheep first and the second later on. This is the same case for Prophet Muhammad’s grandchildren, Hasan and Husain where the Prophet performed aqiqah for them by slaughtering one sheep for each one of them. (Reported by Abu Dawoud)

The preferable time for aqiqah (sunnah date) is that it should be performed on the 7th day. If not, then on the 14th, 21st, 28th and so on. The counting of sunnah date begins on the day itself if the child was born before maghrib or the next day if he/she was born after maghrib - following the counting of Islamic calendar. For example - if the child was born on Friday afternoon, the aqiqah should be done the following week on Thursday. If this is not possible, it can be done anytime until the age of puberty.

Performing aqiqah for the child is a form of expressing gratitude towards Allah swt for the blessings given of having a child. Apart from that, meat from the animal slaughtering are shared within the family and community or towards the less fortunate. It is also a form of celebrating the birth of a newborn with our fellow muslim community.

What is Qurban?

 

Qurban is the practice of sacrifing an animal for Allah swt on the days of Eidul Adha, from the 10th to 13th of Zulhijjah. 

This practice commemorates the sacrifice of Prophet Ibrahim (as) thousands of years ago, who was prepared to sacrifice his beloved son for the sake of Allah swt. 

Sayidatuna Aisha r.a narrates that

The Prophet of Allah (peace be upon him) said:

“There is no dearer deed of Ibn Adam in the days of Qurbani than flowing the blood (doing Qurbani) and that animal will come with his horns, hairs, and hooves on the day of Qiyamah. Thee blood of the Qurbani reaches the stage of acceptance before it reaches the floor.”

(Tirmizi, Ibnu Majah)

The time for offering the sacrifice begins after the Eid prayer on Eidul Adha and ends when the sun sets on the 13th of Zulhijjah - so there are 4 days of sacrifice: the day of Eidul Adha and the 3 days after it.

The meat of the slaughtered animals are being shared within the family, neighbours/relatives and the needy/less fortunate.

 

The true essence of Qurban would be to perform an ibadah and get closer to Allah in the way that He pleases. Though the law is to perform the sacrifice of an animal, but the insightful message is to surrender our hearts, only then will it become worship, or else its nothing more than a ritual. Our heart belongs to Allah alone, and Allah loves such sacrifices.

Wallahua'lam.
May Allah swt be pleased with us and accept all our deeds, and rewards us abundantly.