Aqiqah for fetus

Aqiqah for fetus

ʿAqīqah for fetus


If a woman gives birth to a foetus 5-month gestation and it lived for a few minutes, do the parents have to give ʿAqīqah for the baby?

بسم الله الرحمن الرحیم


It is permissible to undertake ʿAqīqah if they wish to do so. However, it is not recommended in the way that it is if the child remained alive. (For references, refer to our earlier answer).

Allah knows best

Yusuf Shabbir

21 Dhū al-Qaʿdah 1441 / 13 July 2020

Approved by: Mufti Shabbir Ahmed and Mufti Muhammad Tahir