|Goats and Sheep are sacrificed as a way to express our gratitude to Allah|
|In the old days before Islam came, the Arabs had already practiced aqiqah|
What is AQIQAH and QURBAN differences? First, Aqiqah once in a lifetime but qurban for every year if able. Second, Aqiqah meat are cooked before served while qurban meat are distributed raw. Third, in aqiqah the bones are not encourage to be broken while there is ni problem with qurban.
|Eventhough both aqiqah and qurban involve the sacrificed of certain animal, there are differences in this practices|
What is AQIQAH recitation while performing the sacrifice? Recite Bismilahirrahmanirrahim and followed by this dua [Oh Allah, this is the aqiqah of (the child’s name) who is a gift from You and to You we shall return.]
|A cow has 7 parts for aqiqah while goats and sheeps has only 1 parts|
|Camel is similar to cow for aqiqah with 7 parts|
|Example of kibas (Aqiqah part similar to goat & sheep)|
|Chicken, ducks and other 2 legs animal are not used for aqiqah|
What is AQIQAH benefits of implementation? Many benefits can be stated and here are some of it. First, bringing someone closer to Allah SWT since the first day of birth. Second, protecting the newborn from danger as exampled by prophet Ismail which Allah save him by switching with a lamb. Third, as a way a parents show their gratefulness to Allah SWT for endowing them a child. Fourth, the child name is widespread during aqiqah ceremony and people will know the birth of newborn baby.
|Implementation of aqiqah will strengthen family ties in islam as a way for family gathering|
|One of known benefits for aqiqah is to protect newborn child from danger Insyaallah|
|As a way for a servant showing gratefulness to his creator Allah|
What is AQIQAH ruling for delaying aqiqah due to parents cannot afford to do it? The ruling of aqiqah in islam is sunnah Muakkadah, if parents cannot afford it for the time being it can be delayed until they are able to. Aqiqah can be performed up to the child's puberty
What is AQIQAH ruling if someone else besides the parents (Aunt or grandparents) performs the aqiqah for the newborn child ? Aqiqah can be performed by someone other than the parents.
What is AQIQAH ruling for performing it overseas? Aqiqah can be performed locally or overseas with conditions of having the intentions of performing aqiqah when the goat/sheep is bought and sacrificed.
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