Dua For Slaughtering An Animal For Aqeeqah

Question: Salaams, could you please email me the dua for slaughtering the animal for a aqeeqa. jazak allah


Answer:

Wa Alaikum As Salaam,

The Dua for aqeeqa is (if the baby is a boy): ‘Allahumma Hazihi Aqqeeqatu ____________ (call the child’s name). Damuha bi Damihi, Wa Lahmuha bi Lahmihi, Wa Adhmuha bi Adhmihi, Wa Jilduha bi Jildihi wa Sha’ruha bi Sha’rihi’

If the baby is a girl, say: ‘Allahumma Hazihi Aqeeqatu ____________ (call the child’s name). Damuha bi Damiha, Wa Lahmuha bi Lahmiha, Wa Adhmuha bi Adhmiha, Wa Jilduha bi Jildiha wa Sha’ruha bi Sha’riha.’

After saying any of the above, say, ‘Inni Wajahtu Wajhiya Lillazi Fataras Samawaati Wal Ardh. Haneefanw wa Maa Ana Minal Mushrikeen. Inna Salaati wa Nusuki Wa Mahyaya Wa Mamaati Lillahi Rabbil A’lameen, Laa Shareeka Lahu Wa Bi Dhalika Umirtu Wa Ana Awwalul Muslimeen. Allahumma Minka Wa Laka.’

Then say, ‘Bismillah Allahu Akbar’ and slaughter the animal. (Abu Dawood, Ibn Majah, Darimi, Ahmad).

And Allah Knows Best.

Mufti Waseem Khan.

18/2/2014