Praise be to Allah, Lord of the worlds. Shalawat and greetings to our Prophet Muhammad, his family, companions and those who follow their path until the end of time.Regarding the problem of not being diaqiqah when we were young, we can take lessons from the following two fatwas of Shaykh Muhammad bin Sholih Al 'Utsaimin in Liqo-at Al Bab Al Maftuh. This post is a revision of the previous post.
May be useful.
There was a father who had ten daughters and all of them had not been done aqiqah, but now they are married. What should the children do? What exactly is the law of aqiqah? Is it true that if a child is not aqiqah, then he will not intercede for his parents?
The law of aqiqah is sunnah mu'akkad. Aqiqah for boys with two goats, while for women with a goat. If a boy is content with a goat, that is also permissible.This aqiqah recommendation becomes the obligation of the father (who bears the child's maintenance, pen). If at the time of the recommendation of aqiqah (eg seven days of birth, pen), the parents are in a state of faqir (incapable), then he is not ordered to aqiqah. Because Allah Ta'ala says (which means), "Fear Allah as much as you can" (Surah At Taghobun: 16). However, if at the time of the recommendation of aqiqah, the parents are in a state of abundance, then the aqiqah is still the responsibility of the father, not the mother and not the child.
[Liqo-at Al Bab Al Maftuh, Shaykh Muhammad bin Sholih Al 'Utsaimin, cassette 214, no. 6]
If a person is not aqiqah as a child, is it still recommended for him to be aqiqah as an adult? What are the limits on which aqiqah is still allowed?
If his parents were poor at the time when aqiqah was recommended (i.e. on the 7th, 14th, or 21st day of birth, pen), then he does not have any obligations even though his parents may become rich after that. As if a person is poor at the time of the stipulation of zakat, then he is not obliged to pay zakat, even though after that his condition is sufficient. So if the condition of his parents is not capable when the aqiqah is prescribed, then the aqiqah becomes invalid because he does not have the ability.
Meanwhile, if the parents are able when he is born, but he delays the aqiqah until the child is an adult, then at that time the child will still be diaqiqah even though he is an adult.
The main time of aqiqah is the seventh day of birth, then the fourteenth day of birth, then the twenty-first day of birth, then after that it is up to you regardless of the multiple of seven days.
Aqiqah for a boy with two goats. But boys can also have one goat. While the aqiqah for girls with one goat and more importantly does not add to it from this amount.
[Liqo-at Al Bab Al Maftuh, Shaykh Muhammad bin Sholih Al 'Utsaimin, cassette 234, no. 6]
Important Lessons About Aqiqah
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