`Aqiqah after the newborn's death

Q 8: The `Aqiqah (sacrifice for a newborn) was slaughtered after the death of a girl who was a year and a half old at this time. Is this valid? Will this girl benefit her parents in the Hereafter? Please advise.

A: The `Aqiqah is valid, but delaying it more than seven days after birth is contradictory to the Sunnah. Every child, whether a boy or girl, who dies in their infancy are an advantage to their believing parents if they are patient.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.