The status of aqeeqah

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Q: Is it a must to celebrate Aqeeqah of a new born son? Can it be celebrated two weeks after birth?



1. Aqeeqah is not a compulsory practice. Rather it is mustahab. If one has the means to carry out the aqeeqah, then it is mustahab for one to carry out the aqeeqah on the seventh day of childbirth.

2. It is mustahab to carry out aqeeqah on the seventh day after child birth. However if it was carried out before the seventh day or after the seventh day, it will be permissible.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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