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
21 Dhū al-Qaʿdah 1441 / 13 July 2020
Approved by: Mufti Shabbir Ahmed and Mufti Muhammad Tahir