The Aqiqh slaughtered on the occasion of the child's birth is referred to as aqiqah in Islamic terminology.
Give Aqiqa For Your Newborn Child
To offer an Aqiqah or sacrifice for a newborn child is the Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad (saw). An Aqiqah entails the sacrifice of one goat for a girl and two goats for a boy, with the meat going to underprivileged communities.
It can be given at any time after a child’s birth, but it’s best if it’s done within the first week. The Global Helping Hands Aqiqah program allows you to celebrate the birth of your child while also helping those in need.
‘Truly, Allah loves those who put their trust in Him’.
[The Noble Qur’an, 3:159]
What is Aqiqah?
As part of the Prophet Muhammad’s Sunnah, the Aqiqah is performed at the birth of a child (peace be upon him). It entails the slaughter of animals such as goats and sheep. It usually happens on the seventh day after a baby is born. However, there’s nothing stopping you from doing it later.
The sacrifice is then divided among the members of the family who are performing it. It is frequently distributed to the poor and needy.
Aisha (RA) narrated that the Prophet (PBUH) said: “Slaughter two comparable sheep for a male newborn and one sheep for a female.” [Tirmidhi]
Why is Aqiqah important?
We have a responsibility at Global Helping Hands to be there for those who most need our help.
Millions of people struggle with poverty on a daily basis, with many going days or months without adequate food. Your gift could feed a family and provide them with the essential nutrients they require. They'd also be able to take part in the celebration of new life. This beloved Sunnah's reward benefits a large number of people.
Aqiqah (Girl) - £65 An Aqiqah for a girl involves the sacrifice of one sheep/goat.
When is the best time to give Aqiqah?
On the seventh day after a baby's birth, an Aqiqah is performed. However, there's nothing stopping you from doing it later.
The sacrifice is usually performed by an adult male in accordance with Sharia (halal) meat guidelines. The animal(s) must be in good health, meet the minimum age requirements for slaughter, and not be slaughtered in the presence of other animals.
Two animals are sacrificed for the sake of a baby boy. One animal is sacrificed for the sake of a baby girl.
The sacrifice is then divided among the members of the family who are performing it. It is then distributed to the poor and in need. A party is frequently thrown for family and friends to celebrate and share the meat.