Why Should I Donate for Aqiqah?
Yusuf ibn Mahik reported that they visited Sayyidah Hafsah bint Abdur Rahman andasked her about aqiqah. She said that Sayyidah Ayshah (RA) had informed her that Allah’s Messenger had commanded them to slaughter two sheep for a male new-born and one for a female. (Ibn e Majah 3163)
Sayyidina Ali ibn Abu Talib (RA) reported that Allah’s Messenger (SAW) observed the aqiqah of Sayyidina Hasan with a sheep and said, “0 Fatimah! Have his head shaved and give sadaqah of silver equal in weight to his hair.” So, she weighed that and their weight was (equal to) a dirham, or part of it. (Tirmidhi Ch. 20 #1524)
Sayyidina Samurah reported that Allah’s Messenger said, “A boy is pledged to his aqiqah. Sacrifice is made for him on the seventh day and he is given a name, and his head is shaved.” (Ahmed 20104)
Amr ibn Shu’ayb reported from his father from his grandfather that the Prophet (SAW) commanded that a new born should be given a name on the seventh day and (the same day) his hair should be shaved and his aqiqah (sacrifice of animals) performed. (Tirmidhi, Ch. 63 #2841)
Narrated Umm Kurz: The Prophet of Allah (peace be upon him) said: Two sheep which resemble each other are to be sacrificed for a boy and one for a girl. (Sunan Abu Dawood Book 15, No. 2830)