Aqiqah is a slaughter performed on the 7th day after the birth of a baby as a sign of gratitude to God subhanahu Wa Ta'ala upon the birth of the baby. The law of Aqiqah is the Muakkad Sunnah, which is the Sunnah that is highly demanded by Islam.
The best time to perform aqiqah is on the 7th day after the birth of the baby. It can also be carried out on the 14th day, or the 21st day if time does not permit on the 7th day as mentioned in the hadith of the Prophet sallallahu 'alaihi wasallam. As for if it's after the number of times mentioned, then it doesn't matter because the basic rule/origin of aqiqah is its implementation on every birth once in a lifetime.
As mentioned in the second question above, it is prescribed only once in a lifetime for every new baby born.
Aqiqah worship is a special worship performed because of the birth of a new baby which is performed for the purpose of our gratitude to Allah subhanahu Wa Ta'ala. This worship time is not limited and can be done at any time according to each person's ability. As for the Sacrifice, it is a special act of worship that is performed at a specific time only, which is during the Hajj Season. It is a time-limited worship that is from 10 Zulhijjah to 13 Zulhijjah only.
In addition, the law between the two is also different which the scholars have different opinions about the law of this sacrifice. The majority of scholars say that Qurbani worship is MANDATORY based on the Qur'anic verse in surah al-Kauthar, which means: "So pray and perform the Sacrifice"- Verse 2. The mandatory law is based on the words 'instructions/ commandments' used by Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala in this verse. As for the law of Aqiqah worship, it is the Muakkad Sunnah, which is the Sunnah that is demanded (slightly below the obligatory law).
God bless you.
Scholars have various views regarding the meaning of 'redeemed' in the hadith, including:
The best time is the 7th day as mentioned in question no. 2 above. Some scholars say that the wisdom of determining the 7th day is because it is symbolic of the perfection of 7 days in a week after the baby is born, as well as instilling an optimistic attitude in the parents so that the child will be blessed with a long life and also be blessed with long-lasting health.
The seventh day is counted from the date the baby is born. The first day of birth is the first day in the count, regardless of whether it is morning, noon or night. For example, if a baby is born on January 1, then the seventh day is January 7, instead of January 8.
1. It is Sunnah for the call to prayer in the right ear and the iqamah in the left ear of the baby according to the hadith of Abu Rafi' that the Prophet sallallahu 'alaihi wasallam chanting into the ears of Hasan (his grandson) immediately after his birth. The scholars say that it is so that the first word that the baby hears on this earth is the Kalimah Tawheed (in the call to prayer).
2. Congratulating the baby after saying the prayer. Congratulations is chewing on dates or something else (sweet), then applied to the baby's palate. It is sunnah and not obligatory, and should be done by learned and pious people because of the wisdom found in the tahnik practice itself.
3. It is Sunnah to shave the baby's hair on the 7th day, after completing the practice of aqiqah. Then give charity to the weight of the hair with the weight of silver. It is as done and informed by the Prophet sallallahu 'alaihi wasallam in the hadith. The majority of scholars say that the practice of shaving is only for baby boys.
The amount of slaughter is different according to the gender of the baby.
BABY BOY = 2 Tails
FEMALE BABY = 1 Tail
If the parents are only able to perform 1 tail for a male baby, then it is okay, according to the available capabilities. If you are blessed with sustenance in the future, you can add to and perfect the Aqiqah worship.
This is the perfect Islamic method which God subhanahu Wa Ta'ala has placed every requirement on men twice as much as on women. Allah made every division of important laws for women half of men in line with the responsibilities entrusted, such as farid law, diyat (quisas fine), witnesses, freeing slaves and so on. This is because the man's trust is twice as much as the woman's due to his responsibility to support his wife and children, to his parents and so on.
The symbolism of aqiqah, which is the same as the general law in Islam, is a sign of recognition from the child/baby to accept this law and decree of God. Likewise, for parents who obey the rules of muakkad circumcision, this becomes a symbol of their obedience in the implementation of other obligatory practices that have the same concept.
Not Mandatory because contracts in the business of buying and selling are circumcised. A contract is basically an agreement between 2 parties in a matter. An agreement made over the phone or reading on paper is sufficient because the agreement and representation between the two parties is clearly stated. The payment made by the buyer to the seller/service provider proves that the buyer has agreed and is satisfied with the transaction.
The majority of scholars say that the conditions of goats for Aqiqah are the same as the conditions of goats for sacrifice, that is, they must be free from any defects, deficiencies and so on. It also needs to meet the level and age limit that has been set and be allowed to be slaughtered.
It varies according to the type of goat. There are two types of goats:
1. Normal goat: must be two years old or entering the third year.
2. Sheep (thick wool): must be one year old or entering the second year.
Aqiqah is a prescribed shari'a, which is two tails for sons and one tail for daughters. As for if an aqiqah ceremony is held and the number of guests present is too large, then slaughtering more than that is fine as a sign of respect for the guests who will be present, but it is not counted as aqiqah.
It is not possible because 1 goat is for one nominee only. If you still can't afford it, then it can be implemented later if the budget is sufficient and you have surplus sustenance.
Some Fiqh scholars allow it as in the Shafie School because the law of slaughtered animals in Aqiqah is the same as the law of Qurban. A number of hadith scholars only allow the slaughter of goats for Aqiqah based on a clear hadith from the Prophet sallallahu a'alaihi wasallam.
If we refer to the opinion of the Shafie School, then a cow can be used as an Aqiqah sacrifice for 7 names. God bless you.
The original law of Aqiqah is the father's responsibility (from his money) according to his ability. It is required until the child reaches the age of puberty. As for after puberty, the father is no longer bound by the law of aqiqah on the condition that he is indeed unable from a financial point of view and so on.
The child can perform aqiqah for himself after reaching adulthood and having surplus sustenance.
If the baby died in the womb and the age is 5 months and above, then it is best to perform aqiqah for him because at that age, the baby has a soul, prayers are said over his body and he is shrouded.
As for if the baby's age is 4 months and below, then there is no need for aqiqah for him because he is still considered a clot of blood and flesh that has not been breathed on by the spirit.
Yes, with the father's permission because the original responsibility of Aqiqah is to the child's father, that is from his own property.
Yes, it is even encouraged because the child is not guilty of the mistakes made by both his parents.
Aqiqah4u is short for "Aqiqah For You". It means that the aqiqah service provided by us is for all Muslims, regardless of skin color, race, and country. It also refers to the aqiqah performed by parents for their children as a sign of gratitude to Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala.
In general, "Aqiqah4u" refers to 3 things:
Yes, we are a business entity registered under Syarikat Arovis Global Sdn Bhd (1347226-H) which was officially registered in Malaysia on 18 October 2019.
The founder and owner of this company is a graduate of Ummul Qura University, Makkah al-Mukarramah. He is a graduate in the field of Al-Quran and Hadith there, and at the same time has run his own business in the field of goat management for the purpose of dam, aqiqah and Qurbani, as well as ground handling management for travel companies from Malaysia.
This idea started when there was an excessive demand from Malaysia to perform aqiqah and sacrifice in the Holy Land of Makkah during his stay there.
Alhamdulillah, the owner of the company has been involved in this field since 2012 which started with an amount of less than 4 figures, and until now, in 2019, has reached an annual amount of more than 5000 goats.
The amount includes the slaughter of Aqiqah, Qurban, Dam (for Umrah and Hajj pilgrims), almsgiving and also vows.
Most companies in Malaysia say their experience since 2012 is because they take Aqiqah Goats from us.
Aqiqah4u is the leader or "pioneer" for Aqiqah Services in Mecca.
Our partners in Saudi Arabia have thousands of goats and hundreds of camels during the Hajj season, and hundreds of goats during the off-Hajj season.
Goats cannot be brought in in groups outside the Hajj season because the demand is not too high such as the Hajj season and the weather conditions are too hot there which will cause many goats to die.
Our company will make an advance order and purchase for every 100 animals slaughtered to our partners. The goats were purchased from the Jazan region in Southern Saudi Arabia, Yemen and also Sudan.
Complete the form provided online and make a payment directly to our account. You will be given confirmation and a receipt as proof of payment. A notice of execution will be given after your slaughter has been completed and video evidence will be uploaded to our website (only you can see the video). You just need to enter your phone number to view the video.
The video is stored on Amazon Web Service Cloud owned by Arovis Global Sdn Bhd based in Singapore.
If you find that your aqiqah Videos and Photos are not in our status check system, you can directly contact the Company for further assistance.
For now, we also provide these services:
The company operates in:
An'am Slaughter House,
Kilo Asyro (KM10), Mecca,
The company operates in:
B – 01 – 07, Savanna Lifestyle Retails, Jalan BBLS 2, Bandar Baru Lembah Selatan, 43800 Dengkil, Selangor