Giving away the value of the `Aqiqah

Q 7: I have four children but I did not offer `Aqiqah (sacrifice for a newborn) for any of them. I am pregnant now. Should I offer `Aqiqah for every child or give money in charity? I appreciate your guidance, may Allah reward you.

A: For a boy two sheep should be slaughtered, and for a girl one sheep. It is not sufficient to give money.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings of Allah be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family and Companions.