Aqeeqah and shaving the baby’s hair

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Q: I did aqeeqa for my daughter. I first slaughter the goat and then shaved baby hair. I am reading that hair should be shaved first and then slaughering be done. please advise.


A: Both ways are correct.

And Allah Ta’ala knows best.

وعن الحسن عن سمرة قال : قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم : ” الغلام مرتهن بعقيقته تذبح عنه يوم السابع ويسمى ويحلق رأسه ” . رواه أحمد والترمذي وأبو داود والنسائي لكن في روايتهما ” رهينة ” بدل ” مرتهن ” وفي رواية لأحمد وأبي داود : ” ويدمى ” مكان : ” ويسمى ” وقال أبو داود : ” ويسمى ” أصح (مشكاة #4153)

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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