A baby that was born alive but died on the same day of birth

Question 5: A premature baby who was born at six months of age died on the same day after birth; should we slaughter a `Aqeeqah (sacrifice for a newborn) for it or not?

Answer: If the case is as you have mentioned, that the baby was born at six months, it is a Sunnah (whatever is reported from the Prophet) to slaughter `Aqeeqah even if it dies immediately after birth… read more here.

Celebrating `Aqeeqah (sacrifice for a newborn)

Question 4: What is the ruling on celebrating `Aqeeqah and Waleemah?

Answer: The `Aqeeqah is the sacrifice offered on the seventh day for the birth of a newborn baby… read more here.

Buying meat instead of `Aqeeqah (sacrifice for a newborn)

Question 3: Is it sufficient for a person to buy meat instead of slaughtering `Aqeeqah (sacrifice for a newborn) or should he slaughter a sacrificial animal?

Answer: A person should slaughter a sheep for a female baby and two sheep for a male baby… read more here.

Ruling on the `Aqeeqah (sacrifice for a newborn)

Question 2: Is the `Aqeeqah (sacrifice for a newborn) Fard (obligatory) or a Sunnah (whatever is reported from the Prophet)? If a man is able to offer `Aqeeqah for his newborn but he neglects to do it, will he be considered sinful? For how long should he offer it? When a person delays offering it for one or two months with or without a permissible excuse, should he still offer the `Aqeeqah?

Answer: `Aqeeqah is a confirmed Sunnah. For a boy two sheep which meet the conditions for Ud-hiyah (sacrificial animal offered by non-pilgrims) should be slaughtered, and for a girl one sheep… read more here.

Affording the ‘Aqeeqah (sacrifice for a newborn) after a year

Question 1: What is the ruling if, due to financial problems, `Aqeeqah (sacrifice for a newborn) is offered a year or more after the birth of a baby?

Answer: It is an act of Sunnah (whatever is reported from the Prophet) to offer `Aqeeqah when the person has the means to do so even after the passage of one year or more… read more here.