Q 2: My father is a rich man who has an abundance of stock. My mother had a goat. My father asked her to give him the goat in order to offer it as `Aqiqah (sacrifice for a newborn) for my sake and on the occasion of circumcising my brothers. (Part No. 11; Page No. 441) He said: "Give me this goat in order to sell it or to slaughter it as `Aqiqah for Sa'yd and on the occasion of circumcising our children." He did not offer anything except this goat. When my mother realized that he insists on taking this goat, she asked him to offer it as `Aqiqah instead of selling it. This `Aqiqah was offered five months after my
and some of my brothers' cases were the same. Is what was done by my father sufficient? Should I do anything in this regard?
This goat is sufficient as `Aqiqah for you. Moreover, you are not required to slaughter another one because `Aqiqah is a Sunnah for your father not for you. He has fulfilled some of this Sunnah. He is recommended to slaughter another one if he is still alive. It is recommended to slaughter two goats for a male and one for a female.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.