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Gifting the leg of the ‘Aqiqah animal to the mid-wife

Question

Is it Sunnah to give the leg piece of ‘Aqiqah to the mid-wife?

Someone said there is a Hadith mentioned about it. Can Moulana kindly clarify.

 

Answer

The Hadith in question is as follows:

Sayyiduna ‘Ali (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) instructed Sayyidah Fatimah (radiyallahu ‘anha) with the words: ‘Give the weight of his (her newborn’s) hair in silver as charity, and give the mid-wife the leg of the ‘aqiqah animal,’

(Mustadrak Hakim, vol.3 pg.179. Also see As-Sunanul Kubra of Bayhaqi, vol.9 pg.304 and Tuhfatul Mawdud, pg.59.)

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,

 

Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar