What is Aqiqah?
Aqiqah is the Qurbani that is offered upon the birth of a child as a Shukr (thankfulness) to Allah (Ta’ala). Aqiqah is the name of the thin hair of a new-born baby’s head. The other name for Aqiqah is ‘Naseekah’. Children are a gift from Allah (Ta’ala) and the true purpose of the sacrifice is to offer one’s Shukr (thankfulness) to Allah (Ta’ala) for this gift.
The Ruling on Aqiqah
Aqiqah is viewed as Mustahab in the Hanafi Madhab and as Sunnah in the other three madhabs. It may be sacrificed on any day following the birth. It is more virtuous to do it on the 7th day.
How Many Sacrificial Animals Must be Offered?
An animal that is suitable for Wajib Qurbani is acceptable for Aqiqah. Sacrificing one animal for a boy or a girl is enough. Some ulama (scholars) were in the view that two animals should be offered for a boy.
How is Aqiqah Sacrificed?
As the Aqiqah is sacrificed, the child’s parents supplicate by saying: “O Allah, this is my child’s Aqiqah. May it be protection for him against the fire of Jahannam.” A person who did not have an Aqiqah Qurbani sacrificed for them by their parents, may slaughter one for themselves. Our Prophet Muhammed (Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam) sacrificed a Qurbani for himself after Allah (Subhanahu) ordered him to announce his prophethood publicly. He also sacrificed Aqiqah for his two grandchildren following their birth. The meat from the Aqiqah may be consumed by the person for whom it was sacrificed and by any other people. The meat of the whole animal or part of it may be given as charity. Children are gift from Allah (Ta’ala) and Aqiqah is a form of Shukr for the blessing granted.
Can A Person Offer Their Own Aqiqah?
A person who did not have an Aqiqah Qurbani sacrificed for them by their parents, may slaughter one for themselves. Our Prophet Muhammed (Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam) sacrificed a Qurbani for himself after Allah (Subhanahu) ordered him to announce his prophethood publicly. He also sacrificed Aqiqah for his two grandchildren following their birth.
Source: Fazilet Calendar
How Does Your Qurbani Reach Africa?
● Send your qurbani through our website or via our call centre.
● Our staff will verbally accept authorisation for the execution of your Qurbani.
● Your qurbani will be sent to one of the countries of Africa.
● After your qurbani has been done, the video of the sacrifice is sent to you via
● The meat is then distributed to the needy.
You may contact us on the numbers below for any queries:
● WhatsApp : +27 74 786 9900
● Landline. : +27 22 487 0210
Prices for Qurbani in Africa
The cost of one qurbani in Africa is R1600, but this is subject to change depending on the conditions of the country. You may pay using your credit card on our website or deposit it to any one of the following accounts.
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(Following your deposit, please call +27 11 487 0210 to give verbal authorisation for the execution of your Qurbani.)
When Will My Qurbani be done?
We may do your Qurbani within 1-2 days, in one of the counties of Africa and we will WhatsApp you a notification video. Urgent Qurbanis may be done in the same day.
Notification of Qurbani Sponsorship
This is the phase where we inform our donors conforming that their Qurbani have been done. They will be notified through videos which indicate where their Qurbani have been done.
The recipients of the Qurbani meat are always grateful for your kind contributions.
The cost of 1 Qurbani is R1600. This amount may be paid in Dollars or Euros as well.
- You can donate your Qurbani to Africa from our website.
- You can deposit the Qurbani fee by money order or EFT and call to open an application.
- Or you can visit our UICT offices and apply for Qurbani in person..
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You could also be the kirwa (Health Father) of a boy in Africa and sponsor their expenses on their circumcision ceremony.
Zakâh is to give one-fortieth (2.5%) of one’s wealth annually for the pleasure of Allah. You can discharge your Zakah to those in need.