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What to do with aqiqa meat.

What to do with aqiqa meat.

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One of our brothers/sisters has asked this question:

Dear brother Burhan,

I would like to do Aqeeqa for my new born daughter in the month of Ramadan, I would like to ask you, after a slaughtering of goat and cooking the food can I distribute in the mosque at the time of iftar where lots of poor people they break their fast and eat food everyday during Ramadan month ?

I will appreciate if I can get your reply a s a p to perform this activity in the month of Ramadan.


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What to do with aqiqa meat

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There is absolutely no restriction in Shariah regarding who can and who cannot consume of the ‘aqiqa’ sacrifice; thus there is absolutely no harm if one wishes to consume all or a part of the sacrifice meat themselves or give it away to whomsoever they wish and please. 

If one wishes to give a part or all of the sacrifice meat to the believers who attend the masjid at the time of ‘iftaar’ in Ramadan, there is absolutely no harm.  If Allah Wills and Pleases, one would get a double reward for such a deed.  One for offering the sacrifice and another for offering food to the believers to break their fast.

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Your brother and well wisher in Islam,