Q 1: We announce
the 'Aqiqah (sacrifice for a newborn) in the Masajid (mosques)
and invite people to it on the seventh day; if they came, they would give the guardian of the new baby money and congratulate him and then they choose (Part No. 10; Page No. 464) the most knowledgeable of them to deliver a sermon. If the guardian of the newborn baby was from the diligent people, he would prepare food and drinks for them.The question is: Is this permissible or not? Please benefit us with your answer in the light of our question. May Allah benefit you!
The mentioned above action with regard to 'Aqiqah is not Islamically permissible because there is no evidence to endorse it. What is Mashru` (Islamically permissible) for the 'Aqiqah is that it is to be eaten, and given as a gift and charity as is done with Ud-hiyah (sacrificial animal offered by non-pilgrims). May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.