I have a new baby boy. I need information about aqiqa of 2 sheep. Can my family eat from it? I am not sure that I can give it to poor people. Is it halal to give it to relatives and friends? thank you
Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds; and Blessings and peace be upon our Prophet Muhammad and upon all his Family and Companions.
It is recommended for any one to whom a child is born to shave its hair on the seventh day. If the baby is male, it is recommended to slaughter two sheep or goats. It is recommended that a third of the animal sacrificed be eaten, a third be given away to close Muslims (relatives and friends) even if they are wealthy, and a third be given as a charity to poor people. We pray Allah to accept your AQIQAH, and we would like to tell you to try your best to distribute the one third of meat among needy people, but if he wishes to use it at home or consume it in any other place, it is permissible. Allah knows best.