What is Aqeeqah?
Aqeeqah is the name given to the sheep that is slaughtered to celebrate the birth of a baby. Aqeeqah is a sunnah that has been recommended by the Prophet Muhammad PBUH. He reported that every newborn baby should have an Aqeeqah 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 Aqeeqah for a male baby is two sheep and for a female baby one sheep.