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What is aqiqah?

Aqiqah (Aqiqa, Aqeeqah, Aqeeqa) is a joyous 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.

"With every child, there is an aiqah. Perform on behalf of the child, for indeed this will be a means to eliminate many harms from it.”

(Bukhari)

All our British Aqiqah-eligible animals are meticously sourced and prepared onsite at our Shropshire location. In keeping with the sunnah, the Aqiqah is processed on the 7th day on which your child is born, with day 1 being the day of birth. If your child is born on a Friday, the Aqiqah will be performed on the Thursday after receiving your order (please note for weekend/bank holiday dates the Aqiqah will be performed on the closest working day – Sunday born babies are performed on a Friday and Monday babies on a Monday).

Our Whole Carcass Meat Boxes are hand-packaged with care and are perfect for UK Aqiqahs as mouth-watering as they are memorable.

Steps to take on the birth of a baby

At the time of birth
  • Perform Adhaan (call to prayer) quietly in the baby’s ear and Iqama in the other
  • Provide Tahneek in the baby’s mouth (usually with a date)
ON THE SUBSEQUENT DAY OF THE WEEK THE BABY IS BORN
  • Chose a thoughtful Muslim baby name with a good meaning (sunnah 7 days)
  • Shave its hair and give its weight in gold or silver to the poor (sunnah 7 days or
    subsequent day of birth)
  • Perform Khatna (circumcision) for a boy only (sunnah 7 days or subsequent day of birth)
  • Offer the best Aqiqa (at least two for a boy, one for a girl) and share with friends &
    family (sunnah 7 days or subsequent day of birth)

 

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 British 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 aqiqa@euroqualitylambs.co.uk prior to making any bookings if you have specific animal needs.

MY UK AQIQA CHECKLIST

  • Arrange a dawat at your home or local Masjid
  • Invite family & friends
  • Order your bespoke UK Aqiqa Meat Box from Euro Quality Lambs
  • Donate the Aqiqah skin value and the weight of your baby’s hair in gold or silver to
    Islamic Relief or National Zakat Foundation
  • Set up your child’s first Halal bank account with Al Rayan
    Bank
  • Enjoy the dawat and blessings with your family & wider community

Please make payment online to our Al-Rayan riba-free bank account prior to your Aqiqa being performed (please note: bank transfers over the weekend are not processed until the next working day)

Note: Niche options such as Organic Lamb/Sheep or Goat may be available but are limited in supply so must be sourced in advance. Please email or whatsapp us many months in advance if you are interested in having one of these sourced. We have to source these on a trailer basis, i.e. 20-30 animals at a time, so may be able to group it with other orders.

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