Holding feasts and celebrations on day of the baby circumcision and Aqeeqah

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Mufti Saheb what is fatwqa on holding feast and celebration on day of the baby circumcision and Aqeeqah> is this from `sunnah ?


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

Shari’ah recognises expressing happiness upon having a baby. The practise of aqeeqah, slaughtering of an animal is precisely to express ones happiness and gratitude to Allah Taala.1

The aqeeqah ends upon the slaughtering of an animal. However, it is permissible to invite friends and family and feed them on this joyous occasion on condition,

  •  One does not regard the feeding as compulsory or following a custom,
  • There are no violations of Shariah.2

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Huzaifah Deedat

Student Darul Iftaa
Lusaka, Zambia

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.


الدر المختار وحاشية ابن عابدين (رد المحتار) (6/ 326) 1

 أن العقيقة مباحة على ما في جامع المحبوبي أو تطوع على ما في شرح الطحاوي اهـ وما مر يؤيد أنها تطوع. على أنه وإن قلنا إنها مباحة لكن بقصد الشكر تصير قربة، فإن النية تصير العادات عبادات والمباحات طاعات

الدر المختار وحاشية ابن عابدين (رد المحتار) (2/ 120) 2

 وكل مباح يؤدي إليه فمكروه

حاشية الطهطاوي على مراقي الفلاح – ط. بولاق (ص: 323)

 وكل مباح يؤدي إليه فهو مكروه

Masail Rafaat Qasmi Volume 5 Page 208 Hamid Kutub Khana

Fatawa Rahimiyyah Volume 10 Page 226 Darul Ishaat.

This answer was collected from, which is operated under the supervision of Mufti Ebrahim Desai from South Africa.

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