WHAT IS AQIQAH?
Aqiqah is the name given to the sheep that is slaughtered to celebrate the birth of a baby. Aqiqah is a Sunnah Muakkadah that has been recommended by the Prophet Muhammad PBUH. He reported that every newborn baby should have an Aqiqah slaughtered for it, the baby’s hair should be shaved and a name assigned to it. All this should occur seven days after the birth, although it can also be performed after that time. As reported by our Prophet PBUH, the Aqiqah for a male baby is two sheep and for a female baby one sheep.