Aqeeqah for a revert Muslim

Q. I am a revert Muslim and I would like to do an Aqeeqah for myself. Can I do it?

A. Aqeeqah is performed on behalf of a new born by their parents. Aqeeqah is preferable (Mustahab) and not compulsory. There is also no compulsion in the making up of a missed Aqeeqah. However, if a person wishes to perform their own Aqeeqah later on in life, it will be permissible for them to do so. (Fataawa Mahmoodiyyah 26/418-419) In the enquired case, a revert Muslim may do the same.

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Mufti Ismaeel Bassa