Maximum Limit of Distributing Aqeeqa Meat

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Fatwa ID: 05383


Answered by: Mufti Muhammad Imad Ali




Could you please let me know the Aqeeqa sharing limitation for a family (maximum limit)



In the name of Allah the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful




The performance of aqiqah is highly encouraged.  It is to be performed by the parents or the guardian of the child.


The Prophet of Allah Sallallahu Alahi Wasalam has said that a child is pledged to its aqiqah which is sacrificed on behalf of the child on the seventh day when it is given a name and the hair is shaved off its head.  (Sunan Tirmizi p.278 v.1)


Aqiqah should be performed on the seventh day of the birth of the child and if not done on the seventh day then whenever it is done, it should be on the next seventh day and so on.  (Ibid)


With regard to your question, there is no maximum limit when distributing the Aqiqah meat to one’s own family.




Only Allah knows best.

Written by Mufti Muhammad Imad Ali

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham




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