Grand parents doing aqeeqah for their grandchild


1. Should aqeeqah only be done by the child's father for it to be valid or can the child's grand parents do the aqeeqah if they want to out of love, even though the child's father can afford to do aqeeqah himself? Will the aqeeqah be valid in this case?

2. Will the grand parents have to take permission from the child's father if they want to do the aqeeqah? If they do it without his permission will the aqeeqah be valid or will the aqeeqah have to be done again by the father to be valid?

3. Suppose someone else, like any other relative, wants to do the aqeeqah, will they have to take permission from the child's father to do the aqeeqah?

A: If the father does not mind then anyone else may do the aqeeqah.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)