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Aqeeqah for a revert Muslim

 

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)

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Question and Answer:

  1. I am a revert Muslim and I would like to do an Aqeeqah for myself. Can I do it?

(Question published as received)

  1. 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

 

Confirmation:

Mufti Ebrahim Desai               

 

(The answer hereby given is specifically based on the question asked and should be read together with the question asked. Islamic rulings on this Q&A newsletter are answered in accordance to the Hanafi Fiqh unless otherwise stated.) 

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