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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Describe the Aquiqah ceremony.

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  1. An animal is slaughtered as an offering to Allah. The animal is usually a sheep, two are slaugehtered for a boy and one for a girl. Some of the meat is distributed to the poor as sadaqah, or zakat-charity, which all muslims are obliged to give. The rest is given to relatives with some kept for the baby's close family to eat at a feast celebrating at the baby's birth.

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  2. StacyAnn McLeod (1pr2)November 7, 2010 at 7:06 PM

    In the Aquiqah ceremony involves sacrificing a goat or a lamb for a child in dong this one give thanks to Allah for the gift of a child. The meat is then given to the poor or it can be given at a feast to which the poor,friends and relative of the child are invited to celebrate the birth of the child.At the aquiqah ceremony a good name should be given to the child

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  3. Irone thompson-Davis 1PR2November 8, 2010 at 10:48 AM

    An animal is slaughtered as an offering to Allah. The animal is usually a sheep, two are slaugehtered for a boy and one for a girl. Some of the meat is distributed to the poor as sadaqah, or zakat-charity, which all muslims are obliged to give. The rest is given to relatives with some kept for the baby's close family to eat at a feast celebrating at the baby's birth.

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  4. Nadian McFarlane-Fisher 1pr2November 13, 2010 at 5:00 PM

    The Aquiqah is a ceremony which is performed for all Muslim children. Usually animals are sacrificed for boys and girls to Allah and some for relatives and some for the poor.

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  5. Aquiqah means cut.this word is used when the baby hair is to be shaved. aquiaqah
    can be defined as the animal that is slaughtered on the occasion where the hair of the new born is shaved

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  6. The Aquiqah ceremony is the name given ceremony that is held seven days after the birth of a Muslim's baby.The baby should be named after Muhammad or one of his relatives, as the name should have a meaning that serves as a reminder of the Islamic faith.The baby's hair is shaved, and that is a symbol that the child is rid of all misfortunes.The hair is then weighed and money, silver or gold equivalent to the weight is given to charity.Goats or sheeps are also killed; two-thirds of the animal meat is consumed by the family members while the rest is given to the poor.Although it is not stated in the Qu'ran;circumcision on male infants is done as it is customary.

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  7. Seven days after birth, a ceremony takes place in which the baby's head is shaved. This symobolizes the removal of misfortune and uncleanliness of birth. Gold and Silver in equal weight of the hair is given to the poor. Animal are sacrificed; two for boys and a goat or sheep for boys. There are many benefits in the performance of Aqiqah. One is the announcing the birth of the baby.Another purpose is inviting family members, neighbors, and friends to celebrate the blessed occasion. The poor should be included in the celebration by offering them food and meat served on this occasion.

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