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Majlis Kesyukuran & Aqiqah July 11, 2012

On 7 July 2012, we hosted a Majlis Kesyukuran for our new house.

It is actually a Housewarming- A housewarming party is a party held within approximately 90 days of moving into a new residence. It is an occasion for the hosts to present their new home to their friends, and for friends to give gifts to furnish the new home.Housewarming parties are generally informal; usually there are no planned activities besides a possible tour.http://en.wikipedia.org

In Islam, the normal practise is reciting YassinYā Sīn (Arabic: سورة يس‎) is the 36th ‘chapter‘ of the Qur’an with 83 ayat, and is one of the Meccan suras. It is often referred to as “the Heart of the Qur’an” in accordance with a well-known hadith of Muhammad.http://en.wikipedia.org, and du’a to praise to ALLAH for the new house that we manage to buy after living in the rented house for almost 30 years… Alhamdullilah.

Besides Majlis Kesyukuran, we also have Majlis Aqiqah -What is Aqiqah?http://www.hidaya.org/social-welfare

Aqiqah, in Islamic terminology, is defined as sacrifice of an animal on the occasion of a child’s birth.The performance of Aqiqah is highly encouraged. It is to be performed by the parents or the guardians of the child. Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and his companions used to perform Aqiqah when they were bestowed with a newborn.

When Should Aqiqah be Performed?
The best time to perform Aqiqah is on the seventh day after the birth of the baby.

What is the Purpose of Aqiqah?
There are many benefits in the performance of Aqiqah. One is the announcing the birth of the baby.  Being bestowed a child is a great blessing from the Creator. Another purpose is inviting family members, neighbors, and friends to celebrate the blessed occasion. The poor should be included in the celebration by offering them food and meat served on this occasion.

Types of animals to be sacrificed
The following is a hadith of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) where he advised Aqiqah of a goat/sheep.
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)

The condition of the animal for aqiqah

The condition of the animals in Aqiqah is the same as the conditions for the animals in Qurbani. The animals to be slaughtered must be a goats, cows or camels. For camels, it must be older than 6 years, for cows the age must be older than 3 years and for goats, it must be older than 2 years. They must be free from any form of handicap such as being blind, sick, limp or undernourished. The animals must be slaughtered in the appropriate humane ways.

And Alhamdullilah (Praise to Allah) everything went well. Thank you to all the guests, for all the presents for the baby and the house. Here are some photos that i would love to share=)

Princess Keisya is ready for her ceremony

Her decorated cradle

Preparations for tahnik –Tahnik is an Islamic ceremony of touching the lips of a newborn baby with honey, sweet juice or pressed dates.During the times of Muhammad, Muslims would bring their newborn babies to him and he would perform Tahnik upon them.This ceremony is performed by ustaz/ustazah and the child’s parent.

P/S : Banana is not a part of tahnik.

I’m in the cradle with my Cinderella shoe!

The ceremony begins…

I’m Ready for the tahnik..

Ustazah performing the tahnik.

Papa is capturing a shot of Nda and Keisya

Nda and Papa doing the tahnik for me? Oh nooo…i had enough Papa…

Pheww…i can rest now… I felt like a superstar today=)

Feastttttt…..Yummy..Credit to Restoran Alauddin

The hardworking husband…TQ so much to my dearest husband n brother=)

Baby Keisya with the writer…Nda Wana. At this angle she resembles her Nda a lot…lot…

Prince Qalish and Princess Keisya

Take 5 =)

Brother and Sister

Do i need to introduce 1 by 1? Hehehe.. 1/4 of big happy family….

Papa and Tok in front of our house…TQ Tok for making Kurma Kambing for my Aqiqah…


2 Responses to “Majlis Kesyukuran & Aqiqah”

  1. Acara Aqiqah yang Luar biasa dan meriaah ya……..salam dari Indonesia

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