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Yes. Islam urges Muslims to offer Aqeeqa for the newborn in general terms, without qualification.

The Hadith regarding Aqeeqa says “Every child is in pledge for his ‘Aqeeqah which should be sacrificed for him on the seventh day, and his head should be shaved, and he should be given a name” (Abu Dawood, 2838) (At-Tirmidhi, 1522).

This hadith refers to all children in general without classification, Hence, illegitimate children are included in it. Therefore, Aqeeqa should be performed for those children as well. (IslamQA, 2022).

However, in this case, the mother of the child is responsible for Aqeeqa.

No. Aqeeqah must be fulfilled for every child separately. Aqeeqa is sometimes referred to as ransom. Therefore, it cannot be shared, just as ransom cannot be shared among people.

The number of slaughtering depends on the gender. If they are both boys (4 goat/sheep), if they are both girls (2 goat/sheep) and if they are a boy and a girl (3 goat/sheep) must be offered as Aqeeqa.

No. based on Shariah rulings, Aqeeqa must be performed in the form of Bahimat Al- An’am which includes sheep/goat, cow, and camel. If any other type of animal/livestock is slaughtered on behalf of a child, it cannot be regarded as Aqeeqa. Therefore, it is better to re-offer Aqeeqa with one of the mentioned animals even though the designated dates have passed. Also, it is permissible to offer Aqeeqa for adults as well.

No. They are different things that are offered due to two different reasons. U’d’hiya is performed in order to show our gratitude towards all the provisions provided by Allah, while Aqeeqa is performed in order to carry out a religious obligation. Therefore, they cannot be combined. (or slaughtered as one). However, there are no restrictions on performing Aqeeqa and U’d’hiya on the same day.

If a person is capable of paying back the money, there is no harm in borrowing money for Aqeeqa. However, the loan here refers to Qar’d Hasan, which does not include any form of Usury (Riba). On the other hand, taking an interest-based loan for this purpose is not allowed as it includes Riba. Moreover, Aqeeqa performed using the money from an interest-based loan cannot be accepted at all, because Riba is one of the most grave sins in Islam.

No. However, if someone appoints another person to carry out the task on their behalf of them, it is permissible. Similarly, if someone wishes to provide financial support for Aqeeqa of someone else’s child, they are allowed to do so. However, the actual act of performing Aqeeqa cannot be fulfilled without the consent or knowledge of the person who is responsible to do it (the father of the child).

Due to financial or any other reason, if one sheep was offered for a boy, it is permissible to offer the second one at a later date when they are capable to do so. However, the best practice is to slaughter both at the same time.

The best type of animal to be slaughtered as Aqeeqa is sheep. If it is not possible, the next recommended animal is goat. If either of them is not available, it is permissible to slaughter a cow and camel as well.

The best type of animals to be slaughtered for U’d’hiya is camel. If it is not available, then a cow, sheep, or goat in the respective order.

Of the 4 types of livestock that can be slaughtered as U’d’hiya, sharing is permissible for two of them. The type of livestock that can be shared are camel and cow while the other two types; sheep and goat cannot be shared. Cows and camels can be shared between 7 people and their families. Families here refer to people who cook and eat together.

Yes. According to Islamic Shariah, Aqeeqa must be offered if anyone is blessed with a child. Therefore, it does not matter whether the baby was born using the normal method or through C-Section.

The best age for Aqeeqa is the 7th day. If you were unable to perform it on the 7th day due to any reason, the next best date is 14th day and then the 21st day. However, after that there is no specific date. Therefore, any date is acceptable. According to Shariah rules, fathers are responsible for their children’s Aqeeqa. However, if it was not performed when you are young, it is recommended to perform it on your own, regardless of the age.

Yes. Aqeeqa only takes the type of animal into consideration. It does not concern with the gender (sex) of the animals. Therefore, it does not matter whether a female or male sheep is slaughtered for a girl or a boy.

Start counting days from the date of birth. If the baby was born before Maghrib (sunset), include the day in counting, but if the baby was born after Maghrib (sunset), exclude the day while counting.

If the fetus in 4 months old, the soul will be breathed into the baby. So, he should be named, shrouded, and the funeral prayer should be offered to him. Also, he should be buried in the Muslim graveyard. And Aqeeqa should be offered for him, because he will be resurrected on the day of resurrection, and he will intercede for his parents while Aqeeqa will be a reason for his intersession.

If the fetus is miscarried before 4 months of pregnancy, no Aqeeqa should be offered. And he should no tbe named or the funeral prayer offered for him. And he may be buried anywhere.

It is recommended to perform Aqeeqa, shave head, and give a name on the 7th day. However, there is no order in performing them.

The day of U’d’hiya depends on the place where it is carried out. The day of Eid in the Maldives is usually the day of Hajj for some countries such as India, Nepal, and Bangladesh. Therefore, if the slaughtering is carried out on the day of Hajj for those countries, it will not be considered U’d’hiya, but rather a Sadaqah. Since BakariMv especially focuses on shariah compliance in every aspect, they make sure to be on the safe side when it comes to this. For such countries, our slaughtering begins on their Eid day which is the 1st day of Ayyam At-Thashreeq for the Maldives.


The main services of BakariMv include Aqeeqa, U’d’hiya, Feeding Poor and Baby Name Services. Baby name services include a searchable baby names directory which provide meaning of the names, approval status and the place of approval. Moreover, we provide the option to request for the meaning of new names that are not included in the directory. Also, we provide hassle free name approving services for customers who request for it.

We have a complete directory of baby names where you can check the meaning of names, the approval status of the name, and where it was approved from.

You can search for names in either English, Dhivehi, or Arabic language.

Moreover, you have the option to request the meaning of the names that are not included in the directory and request approval for it.

Furthermore, if you are looking for trending and famous names for your baby, you are at the right place. We have a BakariMv special list of currently trending names in the Maldives.

Also, if you are looking for a name recommended in Islam, we have a special list for that as well.

We provide photos before and after each slaughter in addition to the video of the slaughtering process.

We do not share any of our slaughtering in social media without the permission of the customer. In any case, if we are required to use the pictures, the note provided by the customer will be blurred/removed before posting. However, if the customer requests to make it public, it will be shared with the nametag as it is.

Yes. You have the option to customize the name tag for all of our products. We will create the nametag and send for confirmation before proceeding with the order.

It is very simple. There are various options to choose from.

  1. Through our website
  2. Via social media (Viber, WhatsApp, Instagram, FB Messenger, etc.)
  3. By Phone Call / Talk with the customer service officer
  4. By visiting BakariMv Office (G. Hazel House, Rah Dhebai Magu, 20147, Male’, Maldives)

No. BakariMv is operated as a business rather than a charity organization. One of the core values of our company includes ensuring honesty and integrity in every transaction.

However, being an NGO contradicts these values. NGOs and charitable organizations receive ‘unknown’ and ‘untraceable’ funds from anonymous people. However, unlike this, for a company every single laari received and spent must be recorded and should be traceable.

In addition to this, we (BakariMv) keep records of all transactions and share the proof with our customers. Moreover, the tax records of our transactions and financial information are shared with the relevant government authorities.

Since we do not want to be in the possession of any unknown or unidentified funds that cannot be traced back to their origin, we chose to be a company where everything is transparent and clear.

Therefore, we believe that being an NGO cannot provide the level of transparency, honesty, and shariah compliance that we strive to uphold.

Yes. You can choose the date of slaughter while giving the order. However, there will be an added charge for express Aqeeqa / Same Day Aqeeqa.

Yes. If any company, NGO, government body or even an individual wishes to order for U’d’hiya in bulk, we offer that option to them.