Reasoning Behind Doing ‘Aqiqah For Newborn Babies

Reasoning Behind Doing ‘Aqiqah For Newborn Babies

I am a new convert and want to understand the reasoning behind doing ‘aqiqah for a newborn baby? Is it a Sunnah or an obligation? What is the wisdom for slaughtering two sheep for a male newborn and one sheep for a female? Answer: ‘Aqiqah is a means of expressing gratitude to God The birth …

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What is “Aqiqah”

What is “Aqiqah”

`Aqīqah, “Aqeeqa”, “Aqeeqah” ([Arabic]: عقيقة) is the Islamic tradition of the sacrifice of an animal on the occasion of a child’s birth. It is widely performed by Muslims and it is considered sunnah to slaughter one sheep for the baby girl and two sheep for the baby boy. But in Shia Islam, there is not …

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