Aqeeqah and Qurbani

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As Salaamu Alaikum! If a baby is born 7days prior to Eid-ul-Adhaa, which sacrifice will take preference? The Qurbani or the Aqeeqa? JazaakAllaah khair 



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

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuhu

Udhiyyah/Qurbani (sacrilegious slaughter) is a Wajib act and Aqeeqah is a Mustahab (preferable) act. Qurbani becomes Wajib (obligatory) on that person possessing the Nisaab amount during the days of Qurbani.

A person will not be sinful for omitting a Mustahab act but will be sinful for omitting a Wajib act. If Qurbani is wajib on an individual, he has to fulfil it. If he has the financial means to do Aqeeqah as well, it will be an act of virtue.

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Ismail Desai,

Darul Iftaa

Checked and Approved,

Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

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

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