Making Aqiqa for newborn child
Fatwa No: 85976

  • Fatwa Date:25-6-2003 - Rabee' Al-Aakhir 25, 1424
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Question

My baby was born last Thursday and I could not make Aqiqa in the following Wednesday because the butchers in my area do not work on that day. Could I do it on Thursday?

Answer

Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds; and may His blessings and peace be upon our Prophet Muhammad and upon all his Family and Companions. For all rulings concerning Aqiqah, please read Fatwa: 83120. As for your question, the Sunnah is to perform Aqiqah on behalf of the newborn on the seventh day after his/her birth, or the fourteenth day or the twenty first. So, if you could not perform the Aqiqah of your newly born child on his/her seventh day, you could delay that to the fourteenth or the twenty-first and this is not a restricted matter, Al-Hamdu Lillah. Allah knows best.

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