Category: Slaughter
Fatwa#: 23730
Asked Country: Netherlands

Answered Date: Dec 24,2012

Title: Aqeeqah


I urgently need to know when should Aqeeqah take place if the child was born on Friday at 4 PM. Should the Friday be counted as one day or not?


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

The day the child was born should be calculated for Aqeeqah.[1]

Therefore, since your child was born on a Friday, the seventh day shall be the following Thursday.

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best                                       

Ismail Desai,
Student Darul Iftaa
Durban, South Africa

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

1  يستحب لمن ولد له ولد ان يسميه يوم اسبوعه و يحلق راسه ويتصدق عند الائمة الثلاثة بزنة شعره فضة او ذهبا ثم يعق عند الحلق عقيقة اباحة علا ما في جامع المحبوبي.رد المحتار.336/6.كتاب الاضحية.ايج ايم سعيد.كراتشي.


وهو ذبح شاة في سابع الولادة و ضيافة الناس و حلق شعر مباح لا سنة ولا واجب.حاشية الطحطاوي علي الدر المختار.168/4.


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