My question is that (i)without Aqueeqa boys name has not completed. (ii) Is it right or wrong that without Aqeeqa boys or girls always falls in illness or other decease? (iii) In how many minimum time Aqueeqa would be done after born?
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My question is that
(i)without Aqueeqa boys name has not completed.
(ii) Is it right or wrong that without Aqeeqa boys or girls always falls in illness or other decease?
(iii) In how many minimum time Aqueeqa would be done after born?
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Q-1:without Aqueeqa boys name has not completed.
Sunan of Abu-Dawood Hadith 2832 Narrated by Samurah ibn Jundub
The Prophet (saws) said: A child is in pledge for his Aqiqah, sacrifice is made for it on the seventh day, its head is shaved and it is given a name.
It is Sunnah to offer the Aqiqah sacrifice on the 7th day of the birth of the child, shave the hair of the new born, and assign the child a good name.
The aqiqah sacrifice is a preferred Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah (saws) and the believers should strive their utmost in following the Sunnah; but if for some genuine reason one is unable to offer the aqiqah sacrifice during the stated period, there is no harm if one assigns the name and offers the sacrifice at a later date. it is expected that their sacrifice will be accepted by the Lord Most Merciful.
Q-2: Is it right or wrong that without Aqeeqa boys or girls always falls in illness or other decease?
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 2 Surah Baqarah verses 155-157:
155 Be sure We shall test you with something of fear, and hunger, some loss in goods, or lives. or the fruits (of your toil); but give glad tidings to those who patiently persevere.
156 Who say when afflicted with calamity: "To Allah we belong and to Him is our return."
157 They are those on whom (descend) blessings from Allah and Mercy, and they are the ones that receive guidance.
Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 7.545 Narrated by Abu Said Al Khudri and Abu Huraira
The Prophet (saws) said, "No fatigue, no disease, no sorrow, no sadness, no hurt, no distress befalls a Muslim, even if it were the prick he receives from a thorn, but that Allah expiates some of his sins for that."
Sahih Muslim Hadith 6244 Narrated by Jabir ibn Abdullah
Allah's Messenger (saws) visited Umm Sa'ib or Umm Musayyib and said: Umm Musayyib, why is it that you are shivering? She said: It is fever and may it not be blessed by Allah, whereupon he (the Prophet (saws)) said: Don't curse fever for it expiates the sin of the posterity of Adam just as furnace removes the alloy of iron.
Dear and beloved brother in Islam, know and believe with absolute conviction that the life of this short and transitory world is a place to do deeds, and it is only in the Hereafter where the results of ones deeds, good or evil, will be recompensed.
The advent of diseases or illnesses that afflict a child (or anyone) is not a result of ones doing something or not, but a mere test and trial from their Lord to see how the slave reacts when put in a certain condition.
The disease or illness of a new-born is absolutely irrelevant to whether the aqiqah sacrifice has been performed at its birth by their parents/guardians!
Q-3: In how many minimum time Aqueeqa would be done after born?
The guidance and the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah (saws) is to perform the aqiqah sacrifice on the 7th day after the birth of the new born.
Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.
Your brother and well wisher in Islam,