Aqeeqah*

Article translated to : العربية Español

Aqeeqah*


»It is narrated on the authority of 'Aisha (May Allah be pleased with her) that she said: "The Messenger of Allah (Peace and blessings be upon Him) ordered us to sacrifice one sheep for (the birth of) a baby girl and two sheeps for a baby boy." «([1])

»Narrated Umm Kurz al-Ka'biyyah: 'I heard the Prophet (Peace and blessings be upon Him) say: "Two resembling sheeps are to be sacrificed for a boy and one for a girl." Abu Dawud said: I heard Ahmad (ibn Hanbal) say: The Arabic word mukafi'atani (used in the hadith) means equal (in age) or resembling each other.' «([2])

»It was narrated from Qatadah, from Al-Hasan, from Samurh ibn Jundab that the Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said: "Every boy is in pledge for his Aqeeqah, so slaughter (the animal) for him on the seventh day, shave his head, and name him."« ([3])


----------------------------

* Aqeeqah: Slaughtering sheep after the birth of a newborn, two for a boy, one for a girl, preferably on the seventh day after the birth.

([1]) Musnad Ahmed (22742), Sunan al-Tirmidhi – Kitab al-Adhahi (3151), Sunan Abi Dawud – Kitab al-Dhahaya (3382).

([2]) Sunan ibn Majah – Kitab al-Dhaba'ih (2613), Sunan al-Tirmidhi – Kitab al-Adhahi (6151), Sunan al-Nassa'i – Kitab al-Aqiqah (5124).

([3]) Sunan al-Nassa'i – Kitab al-Aqeeqah (0224), Sunan al-Tirmidhi – Kitab al-Adhahi (2251), Sunan Abi Dawud – Kitab al-Dhahaya (7382).

Previous article Next article