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Q:

Salaam alaikum I live in south Africa with my children. I wanted to ask if my cousin can slaughter a sheep or a goat in Pakistan for my children’s Aqeeqah?

A:

Alaykum Salaam.

Aqeeqah is a recommended act. It can be slaughtered in a different country, but it is recommended the midwife eat a portion of it, which would suggest that it is better that the Aqeeqah be in the same country in which the child is born.

Irfan D.