Can I sacrifice with female goats or female cows? Do you have to always be male both in sacrifice and in aqiqah (akikah)? Some people argue that this is not allowed. But of course our reference is not what people think. Everything is returned to the arguments and words of the scholars.
Allah Ta'ala said,
" For every community We appointed a rite of sacrifice so that they may pronounce the Name of Allah over the sacrificial animals He has provided for them. For your God is only One God, so submit yourselves to Him ˹alone˺. And give good news ˹O Prophet˺ to the humble" (Surah Al Hajj: 34).
Asy Syairozi said, "It is okay to sacrifice with male and female animals."
Then Asy Shirozi brought the evidence from Umm Kurz, from the Prophet sallallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam, he said,
"Boys should be qiqahi with 2 goats, while girls should be with 1 goat. It is okay for you to choose a male or female from the goat. " (Narrated by An Nasai no. 4222 and Abu Daud no. 2835. Al Hafizh Abu Thohir said that this hadith is authentic).
After bringing this argument, Asy Syairozi rahimahullah said, "If it is permissible for males and females in aqiqah based on the hadith above, it is the same as sacrifice (udhiyah) can be male or female. Because male goat meat is more delicious (thoyyib). Meanwhile, female goats are wetter. " (See Al Majmu ', 8: 222)
Imam Nawawi rahimahullah gave information to Asy Syairozi's explanation, "The legal requirements for sacrifice, sacrificial animals must come from livestock, namely camels, cows and goats. It also includes various types of camels, all types of cows and all types of goats, namely sheep, ma'iz and the like. Meanwhile, other than livestock such as deer and donkeys, it is not legal as sacrificial animals without any disputes among the scholars. Likewise, it is legal to sacrifice the male and female animals of all the livestock. There is no mistake at all about this in our opinion. " (Al Majmu ', 8: 222).
From here it is clear, it is permissible or legal to sacrifice or marry a goat or female cow.