Q: Can a aqeeqah be done for a child born out of wedlock as the mother is Hindu and the father is Muslim. The father wants to name the child and give him his surname as well and has done all things necessary as to the rights of the child born. Can aqeeqah be done and can the child carry the fathers name?
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.