Please visit www.dallasjamaat.org and request jamaat clearance. Once granted, please phone Janab Amil Saheb to take raza for Aqeeqah. You can request a time for Chatti & invite Janab Amil Saheb to accompany you for the Aqeeqah event.
Call @ 817.473.1971 or 817.477.1661 and ask to speak with Juan. Say that you are from the Dawoodi Bohra community from South Irving & are looking for Aqeeqah sheep or goat. You might be asked to come and pick a sheep or goat the day before Aqeeqah. Hayes Farm employees are knowledgeable about Aqeeqah & will assist you in proper selection; however, look for an animal that meets the guidelines below:
The day before Aqeeqah make sure you have following things packed:
Arrive @ 10 AM; an SUV or van is recommended so that Mamaji can sit along with the child in the car. The car can be driven to the Zabihat site. The butchering takes around 1 hour after Zabihat. Make sure no bones are broken in the butchering process. The animal is buried on site. The mat with the child’s hair & nails should be buried along with the animal.
IMPORTANT: Hayes Farm is closed on Mondays. If the child is born on Tuesday, then Aqeeqah would happen on Monday. You would need to choose a different farm, but the aqeeqah rasam remains the same as described. Raza has to be obtained first. Aqeeqaah can be done on the 7th, 14th or 21st day from the child’s birth.
Mamaji sits with the child in his arms on a cushion facing the Qibla. The head of the child is placed on the right arm. Someone will recite the Aqeeqaah Doa and at the end of the Doa, when Bismillah Allahhu Akbar is said, the child’s hair is shaved and simultaneously the knife should run over the sheep or goat’s throat. Some of the Zabihat blood is then mixed with sandalwood powder and applied on the child’s forehead (from where the shaving started). After the shaving, irrespective of whether the child is a son or a daughter, the nails of the last finger of both hands are clipped.
Equivalent to the weight of the child’s hair, Sadaqah of gold or silver is to be done. The bones of the Aqeeqaah sheep or goat are buried and the hide is given away in alms. The meat is distributed among Mumineen. A quarter part of the goat along with its entire hind leg should be given to the child’s midwife (qabela), and if she is not a Muslim than money equivalent to the price of that much meat should be given to her.
The child’s Aqeeqaah has to be performed by the parents. If the father cannot afford it then the mother should do it. If there is no source of money or it is forgotten, then after 21 days the parents are no longer eligible to do the Aqeeqaah. When the child matures, he is to do it from his own wealth. The son at that time will shave his entire head and the daughter shaves a small part from the back of her head.
The method for this is similar to the Aqeeqaah Zabihat. As in the Aqeeqaah, the animal should be sound and without any defect. Its bones should not be broken – they should be buried. Sadaqah of the hide should be done. The meat should be distributed among people. While performing the Zabihat of this sheep or goat the same Doa that is prayed during the Aqeeqaah is prayed.
If you would like to participate in any miqaat niyaaz please contact the host family to join their niyaaz group. Up to four families can participate in any niyaaz. Please inform Niyaaz Committee via email: DallasNiyaazCommittee@gmail.com so they can update their records.
You can also contact the Niyaaz Committee Secretary or any member to find an open slot for doing a miqaat niyaaz. Please go to Dallasjamaat.org > Jamaat > Committees to find the Niyaaz Committee member names. Member contact information can be found in the Directory.
For Sherullah and Ashara niyaaz, Jamaat will send out an email with instructions for sign up.
To obtain raza for any karaj (occasion) or a Safai Chitti, the nizaam is:
|Jamaat Khana Lagat|
|1||Cleaning Fee only for Jamaat sanctioned event (Miqaat, Bairo Moharram Majlis, others)||$100.00|
|2||All private karaj using muwaid (Private Darees, Majalis,Mithi Sitabi, etc)||$352.00|
|3||Shaadi Main Reception Function & Jaman||$786.00|
|4||Security Deposit for private functions in muwaid||$1,000.00|
|5||Evaan e Mufaddal Rent||$786.00|