The law of aqiqah is sunnah for those who are capable. This is based on one of the hadith from Salman bin Amir al-Dhabbi RA where he said: I heard the Prophet SAW say:مَعَ الْغُلاَمِ عَقِيقَتُهُ فَأَهْرِيقُوا عَنْهُ دَمًا وَأَمِيطُوا عَنْهُ الأَذَى
Meaning: "Together with the birth of a baby, there is a aqiqah. Therefore, shed akikah blood on his behalf and remove dirt and feces from it”.
Riwayat al-Bukhari (2839)
Sunnah to perform aqiqah on the seventh day of the baby's birth in addition to giving a good name and also shaving the baby's hair. This is based on the words of the Prophet SAW from :الْغُلاَمُ مُرْتَهَنٌ بِعَقِيقَتِهِ يُذْبَحُ عَنْهُ يَوْمَ السَّابِعِ وَيُسَمَّى وَيُحْلَقُ رَأْسُهُ
Meaning: “Whoever is blessed with a child and wants to perform worship for him, then perform aqiqah worship for a boy with two goats and for a girl with a goat ”.
Riwayat Abu Daud (1522)
Regarding the number of goats that need to be confirmed, for baby boys, the sunnah is by slaughtering 2 goats while for baby girls is by slaughtering 1 goat. This is based on the words of the Prophet SAW who said:مَنْ وُلِدَ لَهُ وَلَدٌ فَأَحَبَّ أَنْ يَنْسُكَ عَنْهُ فَلْيَنْسُكْ عَنِ الْغُلاَمِ شَاتَانِ مُكَافِئَتَانِ وَعَنِ الْجَارِيَةِ شَاةٌ
Meaning : “Whoever is blessed with a child and wants to perform worship for him, then perform aqiqah worship for a boy with two goats and for a girl with a goat ”.
Riwayat Abu Daud (2842)
Based on the hadith above, aqiqah for a boy is two goats while for a girl it is a goat. This is the best order for a person if he wants to perform aqiqah worship. What are you waiting for?
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