THE HADITH OF MUHAMMED
By Sahih Bukhari
Sacrifice on Occasion
of Birth (`Aqiqa)
7, Book 66, Number 376:
Volume 7, Book 66, Number 377:
A son was born
to me and I took him to the Prophet who named him Ibrahim, did Tahnik
for him with a date, invoked Allah to bless him and returned him to
me. (The narrator added: That was Abu Musa's eldest son.)
Volume 7, Book 66, Number 378:
A boy was brought
to the Prophet to do Tahnik for him, but the boy urinated on him, whereupon
the Prophet had water poured on the place of urine.
Volume 7, Book 66, Number 379p:
bint Abu Bakr:
'Abdullah bin AzZubair at Mecca and went out (of Mecca) while I was
about to give birth. I came to Medina and encamped at Quba', and gave
birth at Quba'. Then I brought the child to Allah's Apostle and placed
it (on his lap). He asked for a date, chewed it, and put his saliva
in the mouth of the child. So the first thing to enter its stomach was
the saliva of Allah's Apostle. Then he did its Tahnik with a date, and
invoked Allah to bless him. It was the first child born in the Islamic
era, therefore they (Muslims) were very happy with its birth, for it
had been said to them that the Jews had bewitched them, and so they
would not produce any offspring.
Volume 7, Book 66, Number 379i:
Abu Talha had
a child who was sick. Once, while Abu Talha was out, the child died.
When Abu Talha returned home, he asked, "How does my son fare?" Um Salaim
(his wife) replied, "He is quieter than he has ever been." Then she
brought supper for him and he took his supper and slept with her. When
he had finished, she said (to him), "Bury the child (as he's dead)."
Next morning Abu Talha came to Allah's Apostle and told him about that.
The Prophet said (to him), "Did you sleep with your wife last night?"
Abu Talha said, "Yes". The Prophet said, "O Allah! Bestow your blessing
on them as regards that night of theirs." Um Sulaim gave birth to a
boy. Abu Talha told me to take care of the child till it was taken to
the Prophet. Then Abu Talha took the child to the Prophet and Um Sulaim
sent some dates along with the child. The Prophet took the child (on
his lap) and asked if there was something with him. The people replied,
"Yes, a few dates." The Prophet took a date, chewed it, took some of
it out of his mouth, put it into the child's mouth and did Tahnik for
him with that, and named him 'Abdullah.
Volume 7, Book 66, Number 380:
Volume 7, Book 66, Number 381:
bin 'Amir Ad-Dabbi:
I heard Allah's
Apostle saying, "'Aqiqa is to be offered for a (newly born) boy, so
slaughter (an animal) for him, and relieve him of his suffering." (Note:
It has been quoted in Fateh-AL-Bari that the majority of the Religious
Scholars agrees to the Hadith narrated in Sahih At-TlRMlZY that the
Prophet was asked about Aqiqa and he ordered 2 sheep for a boy and one
sheep for a girl and that is his tradition "SUNNA".)
Volume 7, Book 66, Number 382:
Ibn Sirin told
me to ask Al-Hassan from whom he had heard the narration of 'Aqiqa.
I asked him and he said, "From Samura bin Jundab."
Volume 7, Book 66, Number 383:
said, "Neither Fara' nor 'Atira (is permissible):" Al-Fara' nor 'Atira
(is permissible):" Al-Fara' was the first offspring (of camels or sheep)
which the pagans used to offer (as a sacrifice) to their idols. And
Al-'Atira was (a sheep which was to be slaughtered) during the month
said, "Neither Fara' nor 'Atira) is permissible)." Al-Fara' was the
first offspring (they got of camels or sheep) which they (pagans) used
to offer (as a sacrifice) to their idols. 'Atira was (a sheep which
used to be slaughtered) during the month of Rajab.
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