Aqeeqah of a Cow

QUESTION:

Please advise if Aqeeqah is done on a goat, not on a cow. Recently somebody told me that there is no Hadith to give a cow for Aqeeqah, only a goat is to be used for Aqeeqah. If somebody has a large family, and he can’t afford to buy goats due to his economic condition, can he then do the Aqeeqah on a cow? Is there such a Hadith saying that an Aqeeqah can be done either on a goat or a cow?

ANSWER:
Aqeeqah is a form of showing gratitude to Allah. Aqeeqah can be done with a share of a cow. There is no Hadith which prevents a person from making Aqeeqah of a cow.

And Allah Ta’aala knows best

Huzaifah Bin Mohammed anwar
Attested to as correct by:

Mufti Muhammed Ashraf
17 September 2010 / 08 Shawaal 1431