'Aqeeqah should be performed on the 7th day or on the 14th day or on the 21th day'
Fatwa No: 137090

Question

As Salam Alaykum.
Let me know the authenticity of the following Ahadeeth.
1. Prophet Sallalahu alayhi wa sallam Said " Doing treatment without knowledge and experience, so you will be questioned for it ? " Reference Abu Dawood 4586.
2. Prophet Sallalahu alayhi wa sallam said: "Aqiqah should be performed on the seventh day or on the fourteenth day or on twenty-first day after birth of a child". Reference Baihaqi.....I have that this hadeeth is weak.

Answer

All perfect praise be to Allaah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allaah, and that Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) is His slave and Messenger.

 

The first Hadeeth was reported by Abu Daawood, An-Nasaa’i, and Ibn Maajah from ‘Amr Ibn Shu’ayb from his father from his grandfather (‘Abdullaah ibn ‘Amr ibn Al-‘Aas  may  Allaah  be  pleased  with  him), and Shaykh Al-Albaani  may  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  him classified its chain of narrators as Hasan [good] in “Saheeh Sunan Abi Daawood”, number 4586.

As regards the second Hadeeth, it was reported by At-Tabaraani in “Al-Awsat”, and by Al-Bayhaqi in his “Sunan” from Buraydah (Ibn Al-Husayb)  may  Allaah  be  pleased  with  him. Shaykh Al-Albaani classified its chain of narrators as Saheeh [authentic] in “Saheeh Al-Jaami’”, number 4132.

Allaah Knows best.

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