Fatwa: # 47112
Category: Food and Nourishment
Country: South Africa
Date: 5th April 2021


Aqeeqah meat portion distribution


Slms mufti 
What is the ruling for the akika as to: 
1.     when does it need to be done by?
2.     what are the portion distributions? 
3.     and can you keep some as well?  


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

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

1.     Aqeeqah is Mustahab and refers to a sacrificial slaughter on the seventh day following the birth of a child. It is two sheep/goats for a male and one sheep/goat for a female. 

The day the child was born will be considered for Aqeeqah. For example, if your child was born on Saturday, the seventh day will be the following Friday.

If one is unable to perform the Aqeeqah on the 7th day, then it can be done on the 14th, 21st, 28th or any day in multiples of 7 thereafter.[1]

2.     One may do what he wills with the Aqeeqah meat.[2] However, it is desirable to divide the Aqeeqah meat (cooked or raw) into three portions. A portion for oneself, a portion for feeding relatives, and a portion to give as Sadaqah.[3]


And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best 

Checked and Approved by,

Mufti Ebrahim Desai.



فتاوى محمودية ج-26 ص- 146 (ادارة الفاروق كرتشي)

سوال ( ۱۱۲۰۳ ] : عقیقہ بچی کی پیدائش کے کتنے روز کے بعد سنت ہے ؟ اگر خام گوشت تقسیم کردیا جائے تو عقیقہ ہوجائے گایا اس کا کھانا پکا کر کھلانا چاہیے اور کون لوگ کھانے میں شریک ہوسکتے ہیں ؟ الجواب حامدا ومصليا : عقیقہ بچے کے پیدائش کے ساتویں روز کرنا چاہیے ۔ يستحب لمن ولد له ولد أن يسميه يوم أسبوعه ، ويحلق رأسه ، ويتصدق عند الأئمة الثالثة بزنة شعره فضة ، أو ذهبا . ثم يعق عند الحلق “ شامي نعمانیه : ۲۱۳/۵ ( ۱ ) . اگر ساتویں روز نہ کر سکے تو چودھویں روز ، ورنہ اکیسویں روز (



فتاوی رحیمیہ ج-4 ص-440

عقیقہ کا گوشت خود بھی کھا سکتے ہیں اور دوسروں کو پکا کر کھلا بھی سکتے ہیں اور کچا گوشت دوسروں کو دے بھی سکتے ہیں، دایی وغیرہ کوٹانگ دینی ہی چاہیے، یہ کوئی واجب نہیں ہے جتنا چاہیے دے سکتے ہیں



إعلاء السنن- كتاب الذبائح ج-17 ص- 117

وانه يستحب الاكل منها, والإطعام, والتصدق كما في الأضحية 


فتاوی محمودیہ ج-17 ص-519

اور گشت کے تین حصہ کر کے لحم اضحیہ کی طرح عمل کرے، خواہ کچا گوشت تقسیم کر دے خواہ پکاکر دعوت کر دے





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