The book of 'Aqiqa - كتاب العقيقة


Identification of the Subject Matter

Topic/Issue:3779 - Animal --
Agreement:The majority of the jurists agreed about its subject matter that nothing is valid in it except what is valid in making sacrifice from the eight pairs.
Opinion FromOpinionExplanation
Imam MalikSheep is preferred. His opinion differed over whether a camel or cow is valid. Narration of Ibn Abbas as well as his saying, "..For a girl is one sheep and for a boy two..".
majorityA camel has greater merit than a cow and a cow has greater merit than sheep.Using analogy that it is a religious rite, therefore, it is necessary that first priority should be for the one having greater merit on the basis of analogy drawn from offerings.
Evidences :Hadith of Ibn Abbas [Hide/Show]
Tags :Worship,Aqiqa, Camel, Sheep
See Also:Hukum
Last Updated:2011-07-19

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