Performing aqiqah of adopted child

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I have adopted child (boy) through legal procedure after 7 years of marriage. Do we need to do aqiqah of the child. If yes, do I need to offer 2 cows or 2 shares of a cow for aqiqah. Please respond as soon as possible.

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

(Fatwa: 1231/996/B=11/1439)


It is not compulsory on you to perform his aqiqah. However, if you wish you may do so. If he is a boy and you can afford then you should slaughter two goats and if she is a girl then it is sunnah to slaughter one goat on her behalf. If you get two shares in big animal with the intention of aqiqah then it is also enough and it will be equal to two goats.

Allah knows Best!

Darul Ifta,
Darul Uloom Deoband

This answer was collected from the official ifta website of Darul Uloom Deoband in India.