Ruling on what people call (Sufadah), for which relatives and neighbors gather for having dinner
It is Islamically permissible for an
`Aqiqah (sacrifice for a newborn) to slaughter two sheep for a baby boy and one sheep for a baby girl on the seventh day of birth if possible. The extra slaughtered sheep are not an `Aqiqah but a sheep slaughtered for obtaining meat and no exaggeration should be made regarding this, it should be done according to what is needed. There is no Islamically prescribed sacrificial animal to be offered (Part No. 10; Page No. 452) on the occasion of a birth but the `Aqiqah mentioned above. Anything else will be considered a Bid`ah (innovation in religion), whether it is given the name of "Sufadah" or any other name.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.