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.