MAA's Aqeeqah Project
Muslim Aid Australia (MAA) ensures that your Aqeeqah (Aqiqah) is conducted where it's most needed globally, ensuring that the blessings reach far and wide. In many countries, the luxury of consuming meat is beyond the reach of many due to its high cost. The Aqeeqah Project ensures that these families get a rare chance to cook meat for their loved ones, bringing them joy and nourishment.
MAA's dedicated staff distribute fresh meat packs to the most vulnerable globally, focusing on those grappling with food insecurity.
For every Aqeeqah carried out, MAA ensures transparency by providing donors with a comprehensive report. This includes images, the location of the distribution, the number of beneficiaries, and heartfelt testimonials.
Celebrating the Joy of a Newborn: The Sunnah of Aqeeqah
The arrival of a newborn is a moment of happiness and celebration for every family. In the midst of these joyous moments, Islam reminds us of our responsibilities towards the less fortunate. The Aqeeqah (also known as Aqiqah) ceremony, a Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him), signifies this beautiful blend of gratitude and responsibility.
Aqeeqah is a Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad SAW that when a baby is born the parents perform Aqeeqah for the child by slaughtering two goats or sheep for a boy, and one sheep or goat for a girl.
Muslims are encouraged to shave their child’s head donate the weight of their child's hair in silver to vulnerable families, ensuring that the blessings of the newborn are shared with those in need.
When is the Aqeeqah performed?
While the Sunnah is to perform the Aqeeqah on the seventh day after the child's birth, there's flexibility in this regard. If for some reason it's not possible on the seventh day, it can be done later.