Nasihah (Advice): The Aqeeqah for Children
Sayyidatuna Aaisha Radiyallahu Anha reports that Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam commanded us to sacrifice two sheep for a boy and one sheep for a girl.(Ibn Majah)
Question and Answer:
- I am a revert Muslim and I would like to do an Aqeeqah for myself. Can I do it?
(Question published as received)
- Aqeeqah is performed on behalf of a new born child by their parents. Aqeeqah is preferable (Mustahab) and not compulsory. Therefore, there is no Qadha (making up) of a missed Aqeeqah. However, if a person wishes to perform their own Aqeeqah later on in life, it will be permissible for them to do so. (Fataawa Mahmoodiyyah 26/418-419)
In the enquired case, a revert Muslim may do the same.
And Allah Ta’ala Knows Best
Mufti Ismaeel Bassa
Mufti Ebrahim Desai
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