Fatwa: # 46964
Category: Jurisprudence and Rulings...
Country: United States
Date: 11th January 2021


Performing Aqeeqah on behalf of the deceased


Can Aqeeqah be performed for a deceased child or an adult who never had an Aqeeqah done on behalf of him?


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

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

Aqeeqah is Mustahab and refers to a sacrificial slaughter on the seventh day following the birth of a child. The slaughter is a form of expressing one's gratitude to Allah Ta'ala for blessing one with a child.[1]

The act of Aqeeqah is reserved for the living. One should not offer the Aqeeqah on behalf of a deceased person.[2] Instead, one may perform Qurbani (sacrificial slaughter) and distribute the meat to the poor with the intention of Isaal e Sawaab on behalf of the deceased.


And Allah Ta'āla Knows Best

Hasan Ahmed Razzak

Student – Darul Iftaa

Paterson, New Jersey, USA

Checked and Approved by,

Mufti Ebrahim Desai.




بدائع الصنائع في ترتيب الشرائع (5/ 72)

وَكَذَلِكَ إنْ أَرَادَ بَعْضُهُمْ الْعَقِيقَةَ عَنْ وَلَدٍ وُلِدَ لَهُ مِنْ قَبْلُ؛ لِأَنَّ ذَلِكَ جِهَةُ التَّقَرُّبِ إلَى اللَّهِ تَعَالَى - عَزَّ شَأْنُهُ - بِالشُّكْرِ عَلَى مَا أَنْعَمَ عَلَيْهِ مِنْ الْوَلَدِ، كَذَا ذَكَرَ مُحَمَّدٌ - رَحِمَهُ اللَّهُ - فِي نَوَادِرِ الضَّحَايَا



العقود الدرية في تنقيح الفتاوى الحامدية ج-2 ص-213

ووقتها بعد تمام الولادة إلى البلوغ، فلا يجزئ قبلها، وذبحها في اليوم السابع يسن، والأولى فعلها صدر النهار عند طلوع الشمس بعد وقت الكراهة ؛ للتبرك بالبكور

احسن الفتاوی ج-7 ص-536
انتقال کے بعد عقیقہ نہیں کیونکہ عقیقہ رد بلا کے لے ہوتا ہے


فتاوى دار العلوم ديوبند  - 1/1440

عقیقہ کا تعلق زندہ آدمی سے ہے ،وفات پاجانے کے بعد عقیقہ مسنون ومستحب نہیں رہتا،تاہم اگر کردیاجائے تو اس میں بھی مضائقہ نہیں ہے۔





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