- The philosphy behind this is to show gratitude towards God for the birth of your child and devoting the child to the services of God.
- It is required to make Aqeeqa of two sheep for a boy and one sheep for a girl and this is to be distributed to family, friends and the poor.
- Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) arranged the Aqeeqa of his grandchildren, Hassan (as) and Hussain (as).
- It is preferable that this is done on the 7th day. This is the day is when the head is also shaven as a form of cleanliness and a sign of spiritual purification.
Origins go back to Hazrat Ibrahim (as) who was given the commandment for circumcision. This was a practice that followed from there on and transcended to the arab world
As this was a commandment to a Prophet and was a practice of the Holy Prophet (pbuh) this is a practice muslims follow.
It is best to circumcise at an early age, even during Aqeeqa (7th day) as the child heals very quickly and does not suffer much. There is no need to have functions to celebrate the process of circumcision.