law aqiqah replaced with money
Assalamu’alaikum wr. WB.
Dear questioner, may always blessed God Almighty. As we understand, that the animal was slain aqiqah as a form of gratitude to God Almighty upon his grace, namely in the form of the birth of the child either male or female.
So, in principle aqiqah is one form of taqarrub and our Thanksgiving to God Almighty, which in this context is sacrificed two goats if children born are male, and one female in a goat.
Regarding the legal status of aqiqah according to Zakariya al-muakkadah sunnah-Ansari was with based on the words of the Prophet Muhammad as follows.
اَلْغُلَامُ مُرْتَهَنٌ بِعَقِيقَتِهِ تُذْبَحُ عَنْهُ يَوْمَ السَّابِعِ وَيُحْلَقُ رَأْسُهُ وَيُسَمَّى
“A baby tergadaikan with aqiqahnya, on the seventh day of the slaughtered animal, shorn of her hair and was given the name” (H.R. Ahmad and at-tirmidhi).
The content of this Hadith according to Zakariya al-Ansari was a suggestion to publish happiness, enjoyment, and forbidden. Further he said that that ruling aqiqah sunnah muakkadah, and not compulsory as there is a Hadith that says, ‘ whoever happy (like to) serve for her then go for it. ‘ Another reason to suggest that it is not mandatory aqiqah is that what is meant is the blood flow to her not because of the violation and neither vows.
وَالْمَعْنَى فِيهِ إظْهَارُ الْبِشْرِ وَالنِّعْمَةِ وَنَشْرِ النَّسَبِ. وَهِيَ سُنَّةٌ مُؤَكَّدَةٌ وَإِنَّمَا لَمْ تَجِبْ لِخَبَرِ أَبِي دَاوُدَ: “مَنْ أَحَبَّ أَنْ يَنْسُكَ عَنْ وَلَدِهِ فَلْيَفْعَلْ” وَلِأَنَّهَا إرَاقَةُ دَمٍ بِغَيْرِ جِنَايَةٍ ، وَلَا نَذْرٍ فَلَمْ تَجِبْ كَالْأُضْحِيَّةِ
“The meaning contained in the Hadith about the aqiqah this is fomentation publish happiness, enjoyment, and forbidden. The legal status of aqiqah is sunnah muakkadah itself, and not compulsory as there is a Hadith narrated by Abu Dawood, ‘ he who is glad to (want to) serve for her then go for it. ” In addition another reason to suggest that it is because the sunnah aqiqah is meant by aqiqah is drain blood rather than for committing the offence and neither vows. Therefore not obligatory, as udhhiyyah (sacrifice) “(see Zakariya al-Ansari, Asna al-Mataalib Syarhu Raudl ath-Talib, Bairut-Dar al-al Ilmiyyah Pole, cet-1, 1420 Ah/2000 M, juz, 1, p. 547)
While the meat of aqiqah distributed to poor-poor to bring blessings to the children of the diaqiqahi, and preferably the meat distributed in conditions already cooked. According to the opinion of the most valid (al-ashshah).
وَيُفَرَّقُ عَلَى الْفُقَرَاءِ وَالْمَسَاكِينِ لِتَعُودَ الْبَرَكَةِ عَلَى الْمَوْلُودِ وَيُسْتَحَبُّ أَنْ لَا يُتَصَدَّقَ بِهِ نِيئًا بَلْ مَطْبُوخًا عَلَى الْأَصَحِّ
“The meat of aqiqah distributed to poor people poor so blessed-back to the child, and it is not disedekahkan in the condition is still raw, but it is ripe (ready to eat). So this is the most valid opinion “(Taqiyyuddin Abu Bakr bin Muhammad al-Kifayah, Husaini al-Akhyaar fi al-Ghayah Halli Ikhtishar, Surabaya, Indonesia-Dar al-‘ Ilm, tt, juz, 2, p. 196)
Then what if aqiqah it replaced with money Our answer to the question is that aqiqah cannot replaced with money. Because, in fact, blood flow or aqiqah is killing the animals. That is, two goats for boys and one for girls, goats. And this includes the wrong form of taqarrub or its legal status which is the sunnah muakkadah. In a hadeeth it says;
مَعَ الْغُلاَمِ عَقِيقَةٌ فَأَهْرِيقُوا عَنْهُ دَمًا ، وَأَمِيطُوا عَنْهُ الأْذَى
“With a baby it’s no aqiqah, then flush the blood for her (aqiqah), and get rid of the things that bother him (shave).” (H.R. Bukhari)
Such an answer that we can reproduce. May be well understood. For parents whose children have not diaqiqahi then it’s best when it’s good fortune can soon diaqiqahi. And we are always open to receive suggestionsand criticisms from readers.
Wallahul muwaffiq thariq aqwamith, ila
Wassalamu’alaikum wr. WB