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  • Type of animals to be slaughtered for Aqeeqah Date: 30-1-2005

    Can Aqeeqah be done along with the sacrifice of Eed-ul Adhaa animal, since in a cow, buffalo, bullock or camel animals they can be divided into 7 individuals. So can it's one part be for Aqeeqah. Or is it necessary to slaughter sheep/goat separately for Aqeeqah?.. More

  • Making 'Aqeeqah from Zakat Date: 28-11-2004

    Can we make 'Aqeeqah from Zakaah? I'm now a student. .. More

  • Rulings on Aqiqa Date: 18-11-2004

    Please explain to me the principle of Aqiqah (shaving the head of the new born) in Islam. Please explain this to me with the relevant Hadiths of the Prophet (Saws)... More

  • Naming celebrations Date: 24-6-2004

    In our naming ceremonies we gather the people to eat the food prepared from the slaughtered animal and make Dua for the child's parents and other Duas as Allah may wish us to remember. Is this wrong?.. More

  • Paying cash instead of slaughtering for Aqiqa Date: 18-4-2004

    I am trying to makeAqiqa for son. Can I pay cash as a donation to needy Muslims instead of slaughtering sheep or goats? Where we live it is hard to find sheep or goats to slaughter. According to the Sunnah what are the requirements and the procedures to make Aqiqa? .. More

  • Slaughtering for Aqiqa Date: 25-3-2004

    I have a question. I have a baby boy; he is 1 year and a half years old and a baby girl; she is 4 months old. I want to slaughter some lambs due to their arrival. How many is allowed for a boy and how many is allowed for a girl? And also, we are low-income families. I want to know if we can take some meat from the meat that we are going.. More

  • The butcher does not have to know that it was Aqiqah Date: 13-11-2003

    Basically, I have decided to have Aqiqa for my one month daughter and I asked a butcher who owns a sheep farm to slaughter a sheep and deliver it to my house, I called him by telephone. After cocking the sheep, and sharing it with other Muslims in the Masjid (the Masjid had a scheduled community cookout, so I used the occasion and brought all the.. More

  • Performing ‘Aqeeqah for the Newborn Child Date: 25-6-2003

    My baby was born last Thursday and I could not make Aqiqa in the following Wednesday because the butchers in my area do not work on that day. Could I do it on Thursday? .. More

  • Why shaving new born's hair? Date: 31-12-2002

    why do you need to shave a babys head after its born?.. More

  • Using Money for ‘Aqeeqah Date: 12-6-2002

    I have 9 kids and I want to make the “al-Aqiqah” my oldest child is 20.I live here in the US. Can I send the money for it to Palestine or for poor people in Egypt, (my country) instead of sacrificing sheep? .. More

  • Sacrifice for twin boys Date: 20-9-2001

    I have just learned that I am carrying twin boys, Al-hamdulillah. Does that mean that four sheep have to be slaughtered for the Aqiqah--two for each boy?.. More

  • Celebrating Son's Circumcision Date: 5-9-2001

    I am about to have my son circumcised. There is a tradition in our family to celebrate this occasion by inviting friends and family to a feast. Is this practice good or bad, a sunnah or a Bid'ah a source of reward or a source of sin? .. More

  • Rulings regarding Aqiqa Date: 1-8-2001

    Is the Aqiqah for a child Fard, and if so, if the parents did not do this obligation at the birth of the child, do they have to do it at a possible time? What can a mother do who did not know due to ignorance that she had to do Aqiqah for a girl and not only for a boy? (The children are now about 30 years old and the mother has the means to do Aqiqah)If.. More

  • Time of Aqeeqah Date: 7-6-2001

    Recently I performed Aqeeqah on the 6th day, for my son, on the understanding that it has be performed within first 7 days of the birth of the child. Please advise whether this is acceptable or not in the light of Hadith, and whether I have to repeat the same... More

  • Aqiqa for new baby boy Date: 21-5-2001

    I have a new baby boy. I need information about aqiqa of 2 sheep. Can my family eat from it? I am not sure that I can give it to poor people. Is it halal to give it to relatives and friends? thank you .. More