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Islamic date starts after magrib.

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One baby was born on Gregorian - 22.04.2008 Tuesday at 07:25pm i.e after Magrib

In calendar date was 22 April according to Gregorian and 16 Rabi2 according to Hijri Calender, since Hijri date change after Magrib so Baby was born on 17 Rabi2

so the 'hakika' is on 29.04.2008 (georgian), 23 Rabie II 1429 by following Date.


28.04.2008 Monday by following Day.

Al-Tirmidhi Hadith 4154        Narrated by Ali ibn AbuTalib

Allah's Messenger (saws) sacrificed a sheep on the seventh day for al-Hasan and said, "Shave his head, Fatimah, and give the weight of his hair in silver as sadaqah." So they weighed it and it amounted to a dirham or part of a dirham.

Doing Hakika on seventh day is Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (saws).

Please reply as soon as possible to follow proper Sunnah.


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Islamic date starts after magrib

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Respected brother in Islam, unlike the Gregorian calendar which counts the start of their day from midnight to midnight, the start of the count of a day in the Hijri or Islamic calendar is from ‘magrib’ to ‘magrib’ (sunset to sunset). Thus if the baby was born on 17th Rabi-2, the Sunnah would be to offer the ‘aqiqah’ sacrifice on the seventh day after the birth according to the Hijri calendar, or 23rd Rabi-2; which in this particular case would correspond to after sunset of 28th April until the sunset of 29th April according to the Gregorian calendar.


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