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Why Should I Donate for Aqiqah?
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Narrated from Allah’s Messenger


Chapter 16

About Aqiqah

(1518) Yusuf ibn Mahik reported that they visited Sayyidah Hafsah bint Abdur Rahman andasked her about aqiqah. She said that Sayyidah Ayshah (RA) had informed her that
Allah’s Messenger had commanded them to slaughter two sheep for a male new-born
and one for a female.

[Ibn e Majah 3163]


Chapter 20

Aqiqah with sheep

(1524) Sayyidina Ali ibn Abu Talib (RA) reported that Allah’s Messenger (SAW) observed the aqiqah of Sayyidina Hasan with a sheep and said, “0 Fatimah! Have his head shaved and give sadaqah of silver equal in weight to his hair.” So, she weighed that and their weight was (equal to) a dirham, or part of it.


Chapter 23

More about Aqiqah

(1527) Sayyidina Samurah reported that Allah’s Messenger said, “A boy is pledged to his
aqiqah. Sacrifice is made for him on the seventh day and he is given a name, and his
head is shaved.”

[Ahmed 20104]


Chapter 63

Give the new-born a name early

(2841) Amr ibn Shu’ayb reported from his father from his grandfather that the Prophet (SAW) commanded that a new born should be given a name on the seventh day and (the same day) his hair should be shaved and his aqiqah (sacrifice of animals) performed.




Narrated Umm Kurz: The Prophet of Allah (peace be upon him) said: Two sheep which resemble each other are to be sacrificed for a boy and one for a girl. (Sunan Abu Dawood Book 15, No.  2830)


Sitara-e-Isaar Awarded to Hidaya Foundation

The partner organization of Hidaya Trust, Hidaya Foundation was awarded Sitara-i-Eisaar (Star of Sacrifice) by the Government of Pakistan, in recognition of the results-oriented relief efforts of both the organizations during the 2005 earthquake in Pakistan. It was awarded during a special ceremony held at the Embassy of Pakistan in Washington, DC.

In Keeping with our commitment to the communities in which Hidaya Trust operates, it hires its work force as an equal opportunity employer.  It means that employment decisions are based on merit and business needs and not on race, color, status in the society, ancestry, sex, age, religion, creed and marital status.