Purchasing and distributing meat instead of slaughtering an animal
24 Aug 2011 01:00 GMT
s it allowed for the `aqîqah of my son for me to purchase two sheep that have already been slaughtered and distribute their meat? I live in a non-Islamic country, and in a block of flats where there really are no facilities to slaughter animals.

Answered by

the Fatwa Department Research Committee - chaired by Sheikh `Abd al-Wahhâb al-Turayrî

What you are suggesting would not be considered an `aqîqâh . You would merely be giving away meat in charity. The `aqîqâh is a formal act of worship. It must be performed by sacrificing an animal.

We recommend that you go to a farm or some other suitable place outside of the city to perform the `aqîqâh. It does not have to be carried out at your place of residence.

Source: Islam Today

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