Aqiqah - Can it be Done at Any Age and by Oneself?
  • Question:

    Can a person do his or her aqiqah at any age?

    Assalamu Alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh

    Thank you for your question.

    The instruction of rendering the aqiqah is upon the parents of the child. If the aqiqah was not performed upon the birth of the child the parents may conduct the aqiqah whenever possible.

    There is a difference of opinion regarding the matter of one performing their own aqiqah.

    There are some islamic jurists who state that if aqiqah was not conducted by the parents, it is permitted for the children themselves to render their own aqiqah.

    It is reported that Imam Ibn Sirin rendered his own aqiqah as an adult.

    And Allah knows best.

    Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Badat
    Hadith of the Day Imam
    Imam of the Islamic Foundation of Toronto and Director of Mathabah Institute
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