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Why is there 2 goat sacrifice for male and one for a female child ?


Why is there 2 goat sacrifice for male and one fore a female child ?what about parents who can’t afford slaughtering two goats/sheep?
Is there any other substitute to performi this tradition?


As-salamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullah

Thanks for your question

It seems your question is about Aqiqah. According to a hadith from Aisha, prophet (sawa) said to sacrifice two sheep for boys and one for girls. But this hadith is against the traditions and life of prophet( sawa) because according to history and narrations prophet( sawa) did one sacrifice for Imam Hassan  (a.s) and one sheep for Imam Hussein (a.s)

Therefore, this hadith is contradicted by prophets action about his grandchildren it could be ignored, especially if you can’t performed the sacrifice for them.

You can perform this tradition with one sacrifice.


Sheikh Mahdi Mosayyebi