Aqeeqa for more than one baby

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One of our brothers/sisters has asked this question:

As Salam Alekum Brother Burhan
My wife is going to deliver (insha-Allah) more than one baby. I just want to know that in such a case do I need to sacrifice an animal per baby? or I can sacrifice one animal for all together.
Can I sacrifice one big animal for all or do I need to sacrifice a sheep for every baby?
Zazakalla Khair.
And may Allah bless you for your valuable islamic role for all believers.
Your Brother

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Normally one should sacrifice at least 2 goats/sheep for a male and 1  goat/sheep for a female to offer our thanks to Allah swt for His infinite mercy grace and blessings. This is if you have the means. If not then any sacrifice you can afford will InshaAllah be acceptable.

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