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    Akikah or Aqiqah?? Asking for advice please 
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    AssalamuAlaikum,

    Brothers and Sisters,

    Im asking for definative information on what happens for Akikah/Aqiqah for a new born child. I am a Muslim revert of two years in WA, and my wife is an Indonesian Australian. Some of my wifes friends have given mixed information that you are to slaughter 2 lambs for a son, or have a relative do it on your behalf overseas and distribute the meat. And you may or may not have to an Imam come to your house and shave the babys head.

    So could i please have the most correct information on what we should organise for my sons akikah. We are in WA does anyone know of specific services available.

    JizakAllah

    Jamie Saleh.
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    Has your wife had the baby yet?
    From what I have been told (please double check I can't guarantee what I was told is 100% correct) try to make the first thing the baby hears the adhaan (call to prayer) in their right ear.
    Then get a pious male to chew a date, and dab their finger in their own saliva (before swallowing the date) and then rub it into the top of the baby's mouth. This is a sunnat of the prophet If there is no sheikh or pious man around then you can do it for your child.
    Shaving the head doesn't have to be done by an imam you can just do it at home. Then you weigh the hair and donate it's worth in gold/silver to charity.
    We slaughtered two sheep for our son, but we thopught it would be more useful to people that can't eat meat everyday so we sent the money overseas and they bought two sheep there and slaughtered them and distributed the meat.

    Hope this helps,
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    Bismillah walhamdulillah wassalaatu wassalaam 'alaa Muhammad

    Assalaamu 'Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa BArakaatuh

    Jamie,

    May Allah bless you with righteous, beautiful and healthy
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    I hope the following helps to clear things up

    "Islamic actions for welcoming a new baby": http://www.islamqa.com/en/ref/7889


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    Thankyou for the swift replies, yes she has had him. He is 22 days today. I spoke the adnan and shahada in his right ear upon birth along with a small dap of honey in the mouth (all we had available).

    He was named before his 7th day. Zavier Soetan

    Because he is 22 days would it still be ok to do the akikah?, and a friend told me for it they had a small gathering at their home where a Imam (Abdul Jalil) came (im not sure what he did) and family/guests shaved the babys hair.

    I was also told we could send money overseas but wanted to be sure.

    Is it true about having a gathering/walimah for the akikah?

    Jizakallah kahir
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    assalamu alaikum

    There is no time limit on the aqeeqah so you can still do it.

    You can either slaughter the sheep yourself (or get the butcher to do it) and have a get-together where you eat some of the meat with family and friends or you can send the money overseas to get it done through people like Human Appeal International - through them it costs $80 per sheep to get slaughtered in Bangladesh and handed out to poor people.

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    We havnt done an Aqiqah yet for our son as well, Masha'Allah he is 4 months old, almost 5 Insha'Allah!

    But we have thought of doing the slaughhtering oversease for less fortunate...Alhamdullilah most Australians are well off...

    By the way the chewing of the date is called tahneek i think?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamie Saleh View Post
    So could i please have the most correct information on what we should organise for my sons akikah. We are in WA does anyone know of specific services available
    You can ask Shaykh Burhaan Mehtar, he is located in Canningvale

    Mobile: 0416 332 507
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    Yes maashaa'Allaah, tahneek is the name.
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