Questions on aqeeqah

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by


1. When should we give the aqeeqa after a child is born?

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2. Can we give it after a long period for some reason.

3. For whom should we give the aqeeqa?

4. Who can give aqeeqa for a child?

5. Is it a must to give aqeeqa for every child?

6. My main question is that can we give aqeeqa meat by cooking it and arranging a lunch or dinner party?

7. Can we give a aqeeqa lunch portion to a non-Muslim?



1. On the seventh day.

2. Yes.

3. For the child.

4. The child’s aqeeqah is done by the father.

5. It is not a must. It is only mustahab and preferable.

6. Yes.

7. Yes.

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

Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)