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What should a person who was favored from Allah with a newborn, but couldn`t afford an Aqeeqah, do?

What should a person who was favored from Allah with a newborn, but couldn`t afford an Aqeeqah, do?

Answer:
Aqeeqah(the sheep slaughtered on the seventh day from the child`s birth) is a desirable Sunnah for the financially able since Allah, The Exalted, charges not a soul beyond its capacity. Therefore, if the father couldn`t afford the Aqeeqah before the end of his wife`s confinement, then it isn`t due on him, and if he was able to afford it later on, then it is permissible, but if he didn`t until the child reached puberty, the latter can offer the Aqeeqah himself.

This answer was collected from the official government Iftaa Department of Jordan.

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