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I think you got two mixed up here. Aqeeqa or slaughtering of sheep was a practice even from pre-Islamic days among Arabs whenever a child was born in a house. It's a form of celebration. Aqeeqa means celebration. This was continued even after Islam came. The hair is removed because that is the only sure and short way of cleaning pregnancy (pre-birth) ...


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According to the majority of the scholars, the suffering refers to the hair of the newly born child. They got this from a Hadith of the prophet when he ordered Fatima to weigh the hair of Hassan, then told her to donate silver equal to the weight of Hassan's hair. This hadith was narrated by Malik and Behaqi (البيهقي). Source of hadith: here in Arabic. This ...


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What is supposed to be given in the Aqeeqah of a baby boy or a baby girl? It is prescribed to slaughter two sheep for a newborn boy and one sheep for a girl, as is indicated by the saheeh evidence, such as the following: It was narrated from ‘Aa’ishah (may Allaah be pleased with her) that the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon ...


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SHORT ANSWER Yes it is permissible to sacrifice a larger animal for 'aqiqah, but sharing it is rather not. For details read the following: Ahadith on 'Aqiqah Here some evidences for performing 'aqiqhah: 'If anyone has a child born to him, and wants to sacrifice for his child, then let him do it.' (Muwatta' Malik and sunan abi Dawod) "Every boy is ...


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Such a thing is attributed to Abu Hanifa by various scholars. However it is not authentic or is a misunderstanding of what he meant. He considered it to have been abrogated (and hence only nafl or sunnah ghayr mu'akkadah) reasoning from the hadith: نسخت الزكاة كل صدقة في القرآن , ونسخ غسل الجنابة كل غسل , ونسخ صوم رمضان كل صوم , ونسخ الأضحى كل ذبح Zakat ...


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Al-salam 'alaykum. Firstly, al-hamdulillah for your new baby; may Allah SWT bless you and your family. From what I have understood, Aqeeqah is only a mustahhab action and it is neither wajib nor fardh. Therefore, if you do not have the financial means to perform Aqeeqah, you are not obliged to. Furthermore, I heard that although the preferred time for ...


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The only quote about this I found so far was in ibn al-Arabi's al-Masaalik fir sharh Muwatta'a Maalik المسالك في شرح موطأ مالك -see here in Arabic-: This is my own translation take it carefully واختلفَ العلّماءُ في وجوبِ تسميتها عقيقة: فحكى أبو عُبَيْد عن الأَصمَعِيّ وغيرِهِ: أنّ العقيقةَ الشَّعْر الّذي يكون على رأسِ المَوْلودِ، وإنما سُمَّيتِ الشَّاةُ ...


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The majority of scholars say that 'aqeeqah must be on the 7th day of birth for example if the child was born on Saturday the 'aqeeqah should be done on Friday! 'Aqeeqah is considered a sunnah (by the majority of scholars, and this is the strongest opinion) based on ahadith like this in al-Muwatta' or in Jami' at-Tirmidhi, so if you didn't do it you might ...


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