Allah has blessed me with a son. Is it better to slaughter a sheep as `aqeeqah on his behalf or to give its price in charity?
Do Names have significance in Islam? Does a person's name shape his/her character? What is the significance of naming a child in Islam? If they have a non-arabic name then does that change anything?
Dear scholars, As-Salamu `alaykum. I need to know the procedure for `Aqeeqah. My parents did an `Aqeeqah for my son on the seventh day of his birth. But the confusion is that we hadn't named our son yet. So, I am wondering if this `Aqeeqah was valid according to the Sunnah. Don't we have to say the name of the child (and the names of his parents?) when doing "Zabiha" (slaughter) of the two goats? If the name should have been said during "Zabiha", and it wasn't, then do we have to do the `Aqeeqah again? Also I understand that it's suggested that we do `Aqeeqah on the 7th day, but what's the limit to the age of the child? And also, since I have a six year old son, who hasn't been circumcised yet, what's the age limit on that? Your insight according to the Qur'an and Sunnah would be greatly appreciated.
In The Name of Allah, The Most Beneficent, The MOst Merciful.Dear Brother in Islam,assalamu Alaikum Warahmatulahi Wabarakatuh.It would be appreciate if you could elaborate me regarding the Aqiqah in details with the Evidence from The Quran and SunnahJazakallahu Khairan Jazaa.Wassalamhumaid Ismail Ahmad