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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)

 

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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