Q: What are the conditions for aqeeqah?
A: Aqeeqah will be done on the seventh day from birth. For a boy it will be 2 sheep or goats and for a girl it will be one sheep or goat. The animal has to fulfil the criteria that are set out for qurbaani.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)
This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, 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.