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Great Reward of doing aqiqah for your children

Fathers whose Children will Intercede for Them on the Day of Judgement
by Ahmed Abu Turaab @ http://wp.me/p1lJtd-JT

Questioner: What kind of intercession is it that a child will do for his father when his father was someone who had given an aqiqah on behalf of that child? [The Aqiqah being the Sunnah of sacrificing two sheep for the new-born boy and one for the girl]

Al-Albaani: It is known in many hadiths that on the Day of Resurrection there will be young children standing at the gate of Paradise, crying and asking for their fathers. So Allaah the Blessed and Most High will send Jibreel عليه السلام to ask them why they are crying–even though He the Blessed and Most High knows better about them–so Jibreel عليه السلام will ask them and they will reply, saying, ‘We will not enter Paradise except that our fathers are with us.’ So the Lord of the Worlds will give permission to them and their fathers to enter Paradise.

So this type of intercession, i.e., hastening entry into Paradise, is what those fathers who offered aqiqah’s on behalf of their children, i.e., sacrificed on their behalf when they were born, deserve.

Al-Huda wan-Noor, no. 16.

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  1. umm katheer
    March 23, 2012 at 12:04 PM

    as salaamualaikum wa rahmatu Allahi wa barakaatuh,
    subhaanAllah, I hadn’t known this until today mashaAllah, JazaakumAllahu khair

    • March 23, 2012 at 2:00 PM

      wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu,
      wa jazaak sister, Barakallaah feekum

  2. Abdul khader
    April 7, 2012 at 9:48 AM

    Assalam wallaikum,

    My elder son was suffering from the health problem and he passed away last month he was just enter to 5th year and he was suffering from cancer. i am helpless parent we could treate his disease and doctor said there is no treatment for my son.

    He was a just a five year old but he used to love and care us a lot owesome.

    I have not done aqiqah and sunnat to my son, wants to know as per islamic still i can do aqiqah.

    Please let us know and pls put some light on childhood death and uncurable disease for children like cancer.


    Abdul Khader

    • April 7, 2012 at 10:14 AM

      Dear brother Abdul Khader, wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu.

      May Allaah bless your child with Jannat-ul-Firdous, Ameen.

      Abu Moosa al-Ash’ari (may Allaah be pleased with him)said that the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said:

      “When the child of a person dies, Allaah says to His angels: ‘You have taken the soul of the child of My slave?’
      They say: ‘Yes.’
      He says: ‘You have taken the apple of his eye?’
      They say: ‘Yes.’
      He says: ‘What did My slave say?’
      They say: ‘He praised You and said innaa Lillaahi wa innaa ilayhi raaji’oon.’
      And Allaah says: ‘Build for My slave a house in Paradise, and call it the house of praise.’”

      Narrated by al-Tirmidhi, 1021; classed as hasan by al-Albaani in Saheeh al-Tirmidhi.

      Al-Nawawi (may Allaah have mercy on him) said:
      The death of one of one’s children is a screen against the Fire, and the same applies to miscarriage, and Allaah knows best.
      Al-Majmoo’, 5/287; see also Haashiyat Ibn ‘Aabideen, 2/228

      Shaykh Muhammad ibn Saalih al-‘Uthaymeen (may Allaah have mercy on him) was asked:

      If a foetus is miscarried before four months should the ‘aqeeqah be done for him or not?

      He replied:

      If the foetus is miscarried before four months of pregnancy, then no ‘aqeeqah should be done, and he should not be named or the funeral prayer offered for him, and he may be buried anywhere.

      But after four months the soul has been breathed into him, so he should be named and shrouded and the funeral prayer should be offered for him, and he should be buried with the Muslims, and the ‘aqeeqah should be done for him in our view. Some of the scholars said that the ‘aqeeqah should not be done unless he lived for seven days, but the correct view is that the ‘aqeeqah should be offered for him because he will be resurrected on the Day of Resurrection, and he will intercede for his parents.

      As’ilat al-Baab il-Maftooh, Q. 653.

  3. Idris
    June 25, 2012 at 5:11 AM

    AsSalam Alaikum,

    Insha’Allah today i wanted to perform the aqiqa for my son as i under stood it will be 7th day of his born 7, 14 & 21 after this any 7th day of the born.

    What are the procedures, Dua’s, some sites says that slautering and head shaving should be same time. some assistance will be helpful.


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