There are many questions in society about whether we can eat the meat of our own aqiqah or can a nursing mother eat the meat of her child's aqiqah? Can the child who is being aqiqah eat the meat? These questions often confuse the public and they do not get a definite answer about it.
Many are afraid to eat their own Aqiqah meat
As a result, many are afraid to eat the meat of their own aqiqah or their children for fear that it is haram or forbidden. So on this occasion SG aqiqah try to discuss about whether we can eat our own aqiqah meat. The hope is that this issue will be clear and not confusing to many people.
Aqiqah is a sunnah worship exemplified by the prophet. So it is proper as his people we follow his call and carry out his orders. The virtue of doing aqiqah there are so many if we look closely. Therefore, doing aqiqah is something that we should try to do.
The number of aqiqah goats slaughtered by themselves is clear, namely 2 for boys and 1 for girls. There is no debate on this issue. And almost the majority of the Muslim community has known about it through lectures or studies of clerics.
The time of the implementation of aqiqah itself is sunnah on the seventh day of the birth of the baby. In conjunction with baby haircut and giving Islamic baby names for boys nor Islamic baby names for girls. What is often a problem is about the distribution of aqiqah meat.
The Law of Eating Our Own Aqiqah Meat
Does the aqiqah goat meat have to be distributed all? Can we eat our own aqiqah meat?? These kinds of questions continue to be polemic and cause confusion and doubt in society when doing aqiqah. Moreover, sometimes the answers between one cleric and another differ regarding the law of eating our own aqiqah meat.
We will try to provide answers to these questions. The answers we take below are the words of Shaykh Muhammad bin Salih Al-'Utsaimin rahimahullah, as reported by Rumaysho.com,
He was once asked a similar question and the following was his answer, rahmatahullah,
"Aqiqah meat should be eaten in part. Some of them are given away and donated. As for the level of distribution, there is no certain level. What is eaten, what is given and what is donated is divided according to convenience. If he wants, he shares it with his relatives and friends. It may be that the distribution is in the same country or outside the region. However, there should be a fall for the poor from the aqiqah meat. There is nothing wrong with the aqiqah meat being cooked (boiled) and divided after it is cooked or divided into raw meat. It's like there's room." (Fatawa Nur 'ala Ad-Darb, 5:228)
From the answer above, it is implied that aqiqah meat can be eaten by those who have aqiqah or do aqiqah. Then some of the others are given in charity or given to other Muslim brothers. To be clear about this, you should ask a more competent ustadz around you.
Thus the discussion about can we eat our own aqiqah meat? Hope this can answer your questions so far. Wallahu A'lam Bish Shawwab.