[Q-ID0619] Can we give Aqiqah meat to non-Muslims?

QUESTION:

What do the scholars of the Dīn and muftīs of the Sacred Law state regarding the following issue: Can the meat of ‘Aqīqah be distributed to non-Muslims??

Questioner: Brother from UK

ANSWER:

بسم اللہ الرحمن الرحیم
الجواب بعون الملک الوھاب اللھم ھدایۃ الحق والصواب

The ruling of the meat for ‘aqīqah is like that of the meat for Qurbānī; just how it is prohibited to give the meat of Qurbānī to a harbī non-Muslim[1], likewise it is also the case for giving the meat of ‘Aqīqah to a harbī non-Muslim – just as it is mentioned in Bahār-e-Sharī’at that one should not give Qurbānī meat to a non-Muslim as the non-Muslims here are harbī.

[Bahār-e-Sharī’at, vol 3, part 15, pg 345]

[1] A type of non-Muslim who is not under Islamic Law.

واللہ تعالی اعلم ورسولہ اعلم صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم
کتبہ ابو الحسن محمد قاسم ضیاء قادری

Answered by Mufti Qasim Zia al-Qadri
Translated by Haider Ali

Read the original Urdu answer here: [Q-ID0619] Can we give Aqiqah meat to non-Muslims?

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