Virtually all religions and cultures have traditions concerning the arrival of a brand new child in a household equivalent to child showers earlier than the arrival, baptisms and celebratory events after the infant arrives. Equally, Islam and Islamic nations comply with the custom of an Aqeeqa upon the arrival of the bundle of pleasure.
Aqeeqa incorporates the sacrifice of a lamb or goat so as to chase away any evil eyes or beings that may hurt the infant. As well as it gives the mother and father with the chance of celebrating this joyous event with family and friends in addition to introduces the most recent addition to everybody. It additionally gives the company with the prospect of bestowing their nicely needs and a collection of Islamic presents upon the infant. One other benefit of Aqeeqa is that the poor are additionally given a justifiable share of the meat from the sacrificed animal. Briefly an aqeeqa seems to be a social in addition to a communal occasion, which permits the mother and father to share their pleasure with the wealthy and the poor.
Aqeeqa will also be thought-about the infant showers for Muslims, as that is the time when Islamic presents to the infant and the mom. This explicit affair boasts of a big selection of Islamic presents being offered which are helpful and useful for the brand new mom and youngster collectively. Islamic presents provided at an Aqeeqa normally embody personalised clothes and bedding articles equivalent to blankets and physique fits, a set of necessary Surah’s from the Quran or an entire digital Quran that the mom can activate for the infant to hear from early childhood. Feeding gadgets equivalent to bottles, Sippy cups and bowls with holy messages printed or engraved on them.
Different Islamic presents thought-about applicable for an Aqeeqa are hand knitted wraps, caps, mittens and socks for the infant, gold jewelry equivalent to pendants with “Allah” or “Muhammad” written throughout them, figuring out the kid to be a born Muslim. Additionally out there at sure locations are Halal lotions, shampoos and soaps for the infant that doesn’t include any non permissible elements. As most of these merchandise are comparatively new and never simply out there in all places, they make considerate Islamic presents for a Muslim child and on the identical time additionally promote consciousness about such merchandise amongst people who find themselves not acutely aware of their existence.
Briefly any Islamic presents are welcome by the relations of the tiny bundle of pleasure as reward giving promotes love and a cheerful bond between the giver and the receiver. Subsequently reward giving has been extremely advisable in Islam by the Holy Prophet (P.B.U.H) himself.