Questioner: Is it permissible to invite a scholar during ‘Aqeeqah so that the people may derive benefits from his sermon?

Dr Sharof: What benefit do they want to derive? Are they not contented with the religious discourse they hear every day? In addition you invited the people to dine with you, is it an invitation for a lecture? How does Waleemah become transformed to Muhaadoroh? Are they similar? The one who wants to listen to a lecture should go to where such is held. This can even make some people say, “The day I did my Waleemah the discussion was lengthy while it was light during yours because of ‘so and so’”. Iro lasan! May Allaah look after our children!”

[His tape, “Zaadul Ma’aad Faslun-Fil-Aqeeqah; Date: 21/8/2014; Time: 1 hour 7 minutes 50 seconds to 1 hour 8 minutes 38 seconds]

Transcribed by Aboo Aaishah Al Odeomeey