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Q: Aqeeqa should be done by parents. If parents are poor and husband wants to do wife’s aqeeqa, is he allowed to do so? A wife whose aqeeqa has been done by husband is she allowed to eat or keep that meat for herself? What will be the procedure of her aqeeqah? Is it a must for her to shave her hair completely? Please answer as soon as possible. Can you answer according to Imam Shafi?



1. It is permissible.

2. It is permissible for her and her family to eat from the aqeeqa meat.

3. She should not shave her hair. It is not permissible for her to shave her hair.

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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