Category Archives: Aqeeqah

‘Can a woman slaughter’

Q. Can a woman slaughter an animal in Eid-ul-Azha? Continue reading

please at least let the dead rest in peace!

Q: we have a serious issue at our burial committee. There is a brother that was in prison. He just got out 2 yrs after his mother died. He wants to move the body to Continue reading

you cannot eat the following 7 things

Q: Some cultures allow us to eat certain organs. I do not want to say what organs. What can we eat or not eat as part of our qurban? Is it true that because the animal is sacred we can eat what usually is not eaten? (email/also in office question) Continue reading

words of kufr and salah

Q: I was angry and said words of kufr. I regret it. I also performed zohr salah that day. Before salah I did take the shadah. I did not have a bath after taking the new shahadah. What’s the status of my salah? Continue reading



We have recently changed our 3 yr old boy’s name. We already had an aqiqa after his birth. Do we have to have another aqiqa for his new name?

Thanks for arranging this helpful website for all. Continue reading

tail vs no tail for animal

Q: no tail sheep. Allowed for qurban slaughter? Or not? (text message)

A: yes, but makrooh (disliked)

Allah Certainly Knows Best.

(Sometimes the farmer has to chop of the tail due to medical reasons. Best to have tail. If not, fine but makrooh-disliked.)

animal was slaughtered by nonmuslim for a muslim … halaal or not?!

Q1: An animal was slaughtered. A nonmuslim cut it while a muslim read bismilal allahuakbar. Does this fit the requirement of a halal slaughter? (Question posed at musjid after Jummah salah on the day of eid)

A: This type of animal slaughter does not fit the sharia standards of  hallal. As described, the actual slaughter was done by the nonmuslim. This is not allowed.

Allah Certainly Knows Best.

p.s. If Allah has blessed you, do a redo of the Qurban.

Q2: (added on to the above) A nonmuslim started to cut the animal, a Muslim took over, is the animal now Halal? (Question posed at musjid after Jummah salah)

A: If more than 50% was severed by the Muslim, then the slaughter would be hallal.

Allah Certainly Knows Best.

qurbaan and aqeeqa

Q. The animal used for aqeeqa and the animal for qurabi have the same rules or different  rules?

A. Same rules for aqeeqa and qurbaan with regard to tail, age, etc.

Allah Certainly Knows Best.

Late to the party

Q. My grandpa did an aqeeqa recently for my dad who is 40. Can it be done so many years later? My dad is at least 40!

A. Although not preferred, an aqeeqa can be done years later. The idea of an aqeeqa is to ward off evil during the life span of the child. Thus, it was not necessary for grandpa to do it for his son later on in life. By grandpa doing it, he would gain reward for his generosity, insha-Allah. He will be rewarded more so if your grandpa was poor at the time of your father’s birth/childhood, and could not do it at the more appropriate time.

Allah certainly knows best.

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