Aqiqa is a traditional offering made by Muslim parents when a child is born. This is made as an act of gratitude to God, in a similar way to Qurbani. Traditionally two animals are offered for a boy and one for a girl but of course there are no limits to however many you do! The sunnah is that a third is kept by the family, a further third is shared amongst family, friends and neighbours with the final third being donated in charity.
All our Aqiqa-eligible animals are meticously sourced and prepared onsite at our Shropshire location. In keeping with the sunnah, the Aqiqa is processed on the day on which your child is born (weekdays only). If your child is born on a Monday, the Aqiqa will be performed on the first Monday after receiving your order (please note for children born on a weekend the Aqiqa will be be performed on the closest working day – Saturday babies are performed on a Friday and Sunday babies on a Monday).
Our Whole Carcass Meat Boxes are hand-packaged with care and are perfect for Aqiqas as mouth-watering as they are memorable.
A fundamental part of Aqiqa is appreciating that all life is blessed, and we should be thankful. This is reflected by supporting the less-fortunate as part of Aqiqa. In addition to the donation of meat, the child’s hair is shaved, with its weight in gold or silver donated to the deserving via charities like the National Zakat Foundation or Islamic Relief.
Animals offered for Aqiqa must meet eligibility requirements similar to Qurbani. EQL offers lamb and sheep Aqiqa to suit all needs. The cycle of the lambing season and the availability of eligible animals means hoggets or old season lambs may be offered instead, particularly between July and September when jaz’ah or 6 month old lambs are in short supply. Goats can also be sourced but must be booked at least 3 months in advance so that eligible goats (with adult teeth or over 12 months) can be procured. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org prior to making any bookings if you have specific animal needs.