• Prayers & Duties >> Qurbani (Slaughtering)

    Question ID: 163973Country: INDIA

    Title: Performing aqiqah of adopted child

    Question: I have adopted child (boy) through legal procedure after 7 years of marriage. Do we need to do aqiqah of the child. If yes, do I need to offer 2 cows or 2 shares of a cow for aqiqah. Please respond as soon as possible.

    Answer ID: 163973

    Bismillah hir-Rahman nir-Rahim !

    (Fatwa: 1231/996/B=11/1439)


    It is not compulsory on you to perform his aqiqah. However, if you wish you may do so. If he is a boy and you can afford then you should slaughter two goats and if she is a girl then it is sunnah to slaughter one goat on her behalf. If you get two shares in big animal with the intention of aqiqah then it is also enough and it will be equal to two goats.

    Allah (Subhana Wa Ta'ala) knows Best

    Darul Ifta,

    Darul Uloom Deoband, India