Published on Thursday, 26 December 2013 16:30
Written by Super User
Celebrate the birth of your new born and share the joy with your needy brothers and sisters through Olive lantern trust Aqiqa Service.
What is an Aqiqa?
For the child there should be Aqiqa on behalf of the child make sacrifice and remove the hair. (Hadith)
An Aqiqa involves the sacrifice of two animals for a boy and one for a girl, with a portion of the meat to be distributed to the poor and needy.
It can be offered at any point after a child's birth, but it is recommended to perform it within the first week (and ideally on the seventh day).
The recommended Sunna is for parents to also give Sadaqa of equal value to the weight in silver of their baby's hair (when it is shaved on the seventh day after birth).
We recommend you order your Aqiqa as soon as possible after the birth of your child.
The Islamic Charity Centre (Jordan): £170
Wakfet Al Rafaa (Lebanon): £170
The Mercy Association For Children (Gaza): £250*
*More expensive in Gaza because of the siege. There are fewer local farms meaning there is not enough meat to satisfy everyone’s needs (more rare so more expensive).