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Aqeeqah

Aqeeqah

Q:1. When should I perform aqeeqah for my baby boy? On the 7th day or 14th day or 21st day? Many scholars say that if it was not done on the 7th then it should be done on the 14th. If it was not done on the 14th then it should be done on the 21st.2. Two sheep should...

Aqeeqah, Azan of a new-born baby

Assalumu alykum wa rahmatullahi Wa Barkatuh, Alhamdulillah, my nephew was born very weak at the end of 7th Month and weighed only 950 grams. He is placed in the incubator from the time of the birth and his growth is improving day by day Alhamdulillah. The Doctor...

Circumcision before aqeeqah

Asslam-u-Alyqum: Janab, i have been blessed with baby boy on 24 July 2017. My question is "Can i perform Khatna or Circumcision before Aqeeqah and shaving hair". Since i'm away from home country, i would like to perform aqeeqh for my son in Dec 2017 in...

Leaving i’tikaaf for aqeeqah

I had a niyyat of sitting in itikaf for the last 10 days of Ramadan (Inshallah). However my wife and I are expecting child on 16th of Ramadan (Inshallah) and since the Aqeeqah of the child has to be performed on 7th day (to get the best ajar) which we do not want to...

Is placing a knife by a baby’s head on his crib sunnah?

Is placing a knife by a baby's head on his crib sunnah? As salaam alaykum, I pray that this letter founds you in great health, aameen. I have a 4-month old baby and we have this habit in my country when babies are born, parents place a knife on the crib by the head of...

When should I do the Aqeeqah?

 ALhamdullilah my son was born 25th octber doctor says they strart to do opertaion at night 11.45pm some nurse sAYS BABY WAS BORN AFTER 10 OR 15 MINUTE later .so how I count the date should i take 25th october or 26th october ? another thing should we star arabic...

Performing Aqeeqah Later than Seventh Day of Birth

Assalamualaikum Warahmatullah  1-When should we perform the aqeeqa for a boy or girl if we missed the 7th day of their birth? Is shaving their hair with a razor or with a machine both ok? Should we donate silver equal to the weight of the child’s hair? 2-Can we pray...

Calculating the seventh day for Aqiqah

If a child is born on Monday morning at 9am, is the seventh day the following Sunday or Monday? What if he is born on Monday evening? Please clarify. Read the answer below or click on the following link to download PDF version: Calculating the seventh day for Aqeeqah...

Changing the child’s name

Q: Our baby girl's aqeeqah was done on the 7th day. At the same time Alhamdulillah the hair cut was done, one animal was sacrificed and the name was kept. After doing the aqeeqah, can we change the child's name? Is it possible? Do we have to repeat the aqeeqah?A: Yes...