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Aqeeqah and birth rights
Abraham is seen as the spiritual father of all believers and the patriarch of the Muslim Faith. Many actions, of both ritual and religious custom, are associated with him and considered venerable in Islam due to the fact that they are part of “Abraham’s way”; a term used frequently in the Quran to denote dedication to God’s service and devotion to monotheism. Abraham’s service and dedication are commemorated in the “Aqeeqah” which is a celebration of birth commemorating the parents’ gratitude to God for the blessing of their newborn, their endeavor to keep with the covenant of Abraham and to raise their child up in it accordingly. We here at the Islamic Center provide our facilities for the hosting of the “Aqeeqah” communal meal. If you are interested in using the Islamic Center facilities for an Aqeeqah, please schedule an event. If you need counseling and advice on other rites of the Aqeeqah, please contact the Imam.