"Ask the people of The Remembrance if you don't know".
[The Qur'an, 16:43]
What is the ruling of performing the aqiqah?
The ‘aqiqah’ entails shaving the head of a newborn and carrying out a slaughter.
“The aqiqah is not done for a boy or a girl with us and with the Shafi’is the aqiqah is sunnah.“
(Bada’i al-Sana’i, 5/127, Chapter of Udhiyah)
“The aqiqah has been abrogated by the udhiyah (sacrifice of Eid).“
(Al-Binayah, Chapter of Udhiyah)
Answered by Shaykh Bilal Brown, Director of Fiqh Answers.