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How many sheep were slaughtered for the ‘aqeeqah of Sayyiduna Hasan (R)

Fatwaa ID: 756

Question:
Mufti saab,
It Is mentioned here that one sheep was slaughtered for aqqeqah of Hasan RA.
Should it not be 2 sheep?

Answer:
In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

There are Ahaadith that suggest that one sheep was slaughtered for the ‘aqeeqahs of Sayyiduna Hasan (R) and Sayyiduna Husayn (R), respectively, while others suggest that two were slaughtered. The commentators suggest that perhaps one was slaughtered for each of them on the day of their birth and one on the seventh day. Another possibility is that Nabi ﷺ slaughtered one and commanded Sayyiduna ‘Ali (R) and Sayyidah Faatimah (R) to slaughter another. Because the command came from him and they complied, the slaughtering was referred to him.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York
https://askthemufti.us/

08/09/1444 AH – 03/01/2023 CE | AML1-7211

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


مشكاة المصابيح 4155
وَعَنِ ابْنِ عَبَّاسٍ رضي الله عنهما أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ ﷺ عَقَّ عَنِ الْحَسَنِ وَالْحُسَيْنِ كَبْشًا كَبْشًا. رَوَاهُ أَبُو دَاوُدَ وَعِنْدَ النَّسَائِيِّ: كبشين كبشين

مرقاة المفاتيح (7/2689)
ﻓﻴﻤﻜﻦ ﺃﻧﻪ ﺫﺑﺢ ﻋﻨﻪ ﻓﻲ ﻳﻮﻡ اﻟﻮﻻﺩﺓ ﻛﺒﺸﺎ ﻭﻓﻲ اﻟﺴﺎﺑﻊ ﻛﺒﺸﺎ، ﻭﺑﻪ ﻳﺤﺼﻞ اﻟﺠﻤﻊ ﺑﻴﻦ اﻟﺮﻭاﻳﺎﺕ، ﺃﻭ ﻋﻖ اﻟﻨﺒﻲ – ﺻﻠﻰ اﻟﻠﻪ ﻋﻠﻴﻪ ﻭﺳﻠﻢ – ﻣﻦ ﻋﻨﺪﻩ ﻛﺒﺸﺎ. ﻭﺃﻣﺮ ﻋﻠﻴﺎ ﺃﻭ ﻓﺎﻃﻤﺔ ﺑﻜﺒﺶ ﺁﺧﺮ، ﻓﻨﺴﺐ ﺇﻟﻴﻪ – ﺻﻠﻰ اﻟﻠﻪ ﻋﻠﻴﻪ ﻭﺳﻠﻢ – ﺃﻧﻪ ﻋﻖ ﻛﺒﺸﺎ ﻋﻠﻰ اﻟﺤﻘﻴﻘﺔ ﻭﻛﺒﺸﻴﻦ ﻣﺠﺎﺯا، ﻭاﻟﻠﻪ ﺃﻋﻠﻢ.

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