Aqiqah is an act of worship by slaughtering livestock (goat) on the 7th day of a child being born. If its not done on the seventh day of birth, then Aqiqah should be performed on the 14th day of birth of the child. And if not, then it should be done on the 21st day of birth of the child, or accordingly on the next seventh day and so on. This is based on the opinion of Syeikh Muhammad Arsyad Al-Banjari in his book Sabil Al-Muhtadin.
No, Aqiqah is not a traditional practice or unwritten rule for Malays. In fact, it is an act of worship and sunnah of Nabi SAW, with the Prophet himself performing Aqiqah for his grandsons, Hassan and Hussain r.a.
The act of aqiqah is the responsibility of the child's guardian (typically parents). If the parents have passed away (prior to being able to perform aqiqah for their child), then the responsibility falls to the grandfather, an uncle or guardian of the child to do so.
Yes. If the parents to the child is unable to afford or carry out the act because of certain reasons, then another party can perform aqiqah for the child. However, it must be informed to the parents prior. Argument: Rasulullah SAW himself performed aqiqah for both his grandsons, Hassan and Hussain r.a., by slaughtering one sheep each.
Yes, it is not necessary for 2 goats to be slaughtered at once. Although, if it is within one's capability, the completion of the second slaughter should be done as soon as possible, especially if the aqiqah has been intended.
There is no proof prohibiting performing aqiqah with cows. That said, most of the evidence concerning aqiqah is to perform the act with goats only, differing with qurban where it is mentioned to perform with cow portions. At IKHLAS, we do not perform aqiqah with cow portions.
Evidence concerning aqiqah mentions a lot about slaughtering with a goat. Just as aqiqah is performed with an unblemished whole goat, then it can be understood that performing aqiqah with an unblemished whole cow is not a problem as the aqiqah is unlike qurban that allows for cow portions to be slaughtered. That said, aqiqah with a whole cow will cost more than a goat, and in fact, allows for several goats to be purchased. If that is not an issue, we can help to perform the aqiqah.
Meat from aqiqah is sunnah to be cooked first prior to being served, a little different to the act of qurban where meat is distributed raw. However at IKHLAS, not all meat from aqiqah will be cooked. Some will be distributed raw particularly to recipients who usually live futher out and/or in rural inland areas. And typically, the meat is cooked if there are events that gather the local community such as recital events, wedding banquets and breaking of fast.
Aqiqah should be performed for a baby who has passed away whether, in the womb (exceeding 4 months) or before the 7th day of birth, as a sign of gratitude for being bestowed the opportunity to have an offspring even if for a short while. Its ruling is not sunnah unlike performing aqiqah on the 7th day of a child being born which is claimed as sunnah muakkad.
IKHLAS, through its fulfilment partner, performs the act of aqiqah both locally and abroad. Besides Malaysia, some of the other countries include (ASIA) Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines, Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, (AFRICA) Mali, Chad, Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania as well as refugee camps for Rohingya (Myanmar-Bangladesh border) and Dadaab (Somalia-Kenya).
IKHLAS is partnered with fulfilment partners with over 12 years of experience in overseeing and managing the performing of aqiqah oversees. Our fulfilment partner is a holder of the ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management Systems certification that ensures the quality of operations that is guaranteed. IKHLAS also works with educational institutions, corporations, NGO bodies and the like, and has also received media coverage on TV channels like Astro Awani, TV Al-Hijrah and Bernama TV, and electronic publications such as The Star Online, Astro Awani, Berita Harian, Sinar Harian and many more. IKHLAS is owned and operated by Ikhlas Com Travel Sdn Bhd, company number 201801010997 (1273013-P), a company fully owned by AirAsia and based in KL Sentral, 50470 Kuala Lumpur.
We believe in wanting to encourage as many participants as possible to perform the act of aqiqah by offering affordable prices. Through our experienced partners, livestock is purchased from countries that have a strong cattle and goat farming industry. Additionally, the purchase of livestock is made directly from cattle and goat farmers, and in large quantities to achieve our affordable prices.
We do not provide photography services of each individual aqiqah slaughter due to the large quantity of livestock to slaughter and process, as well as the limited execution period. That being said, by request and on a case-to-case basis, we shall endeavour to obtain the photo of the slaughter from our fulfilment partners; subject to availability.
The staff and experienced officers from our fulfilment partners, together with an officially appointed representative from each fulfilment country, will manage and oversee the slaughtering process. The entire process including the selection of livestock, slaughtering and distribution is always monitored by the experienced and qualified staff from our fulfilment partner.
The certificate of completion/confirmation for aqiqah will be sent via email within 1 to 2 months of the completion of the aqiqah. This timeframe is required by our fulfilment partners to compile completion reports from over 30 countries where aqiqah will be performed in.
Yes it is. The transaction has consent and acceptance, which is an agreement between buyer and seller either expressed orally or in writing. Our online registration form includes the akad requiring the customer's agreement in order to complete the aqiqah registration.
An Affiliate ID is only required if you have been recommended to us through one of our affiliates. If you have not found us through an affiliate, you may leave that field blank. It does not affect your Aqiqah or price in any way.
Through our fulfilment partner, we have been advised that slaughtering for aqiqah can still carried out overseas but with limited livestock and strict SOPs. For your information, all operational aspects this year including livestock purchasing, slaughtering, distribution and reporting will be managed 100% by our representitives overseas with remote monitoring by our fullfilment partner and IKHLAS.
Our online Aqiqah offering on Ikhlas.com is intended for Malaysian residents only. Customers from outside Malaysia may register through our website, however, Ikhlas and its fulfilment partners cannot take responsibility for any difference in price paid as a result of the currency exchange rate imposed by the customer's own bank.
On a case-by-case basis, refunds can be made and our customer support team will be on-hand to assist you with your request. However, prior to that, we recommend contacting us for assistance if you experience any issues. All refund request are subjected to the following refund policies:
A request for refund can be made up until 29th July 2020 (11:59pm GMT +8).
Strictly no refunds are allowed for requests made on 30th July 2020 (12:00am GMT +8) onward.
Approved refunds will be made back to the original method of payment.
Approved refunds will be paid in full without any cancellation or administrative fees.
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