I would like to ask that,as i am 18 years old now my aqeeqa hasn`t been done yet
Mu' meneen Brothers and Sisters,
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One of our brothers/sisters has asked this question:
i am from karachi Pakistan
Owner of a very vocal yahoo group named IslamForEveryone.
i would like to ask that,as i am 18 years old now my aqeeqa hasn`t been
done yet there were many reasons in the start not much money,not much
importance given to it etc now i want to ask is there any problem for me
untill my aqeeqa am i in any kind of trouble can we do it with eid-ul-azha
plz tell me about it as soon as u can
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Aqiqa not done in Infancy
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The Aqiqa sacrifice is not obligatory or fard in Islam; but rather it is a Sunnah and voluntary. If one does offer this sacrifice as a form of gratitude to his Merciful Creator, there is a huge reward, and if one does not offer it, there is no sin.
The Aqiqa is the responsibility of the parents, and if they did not perform the Aqiqa sacrifice for any reason whatsoever, there is no compulsion or need for the child to offer this sacrifice later or when he grows up.
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