Is 'Aqiqah (sacrifice for a newborn baby) obligatory for the child who reached his complete months of age and died in the abdomen of his or her mother
or not, knowing that two sheep is to be offered for the baby boy and one for the baby girl?
If the fetus died after the spirit has been breathed into it and was miscarried, it would be (Part No. 10; Page No. 460) washed up and covered with a shroud; and Janazah (Funeral) Prayer would be offered for him and he would be buried. It is Mustahab (desirable) to be given a name and 'Aqiqah (sacrifice for a newborn baby) be offered for him: Two sheep for a baby boy and one for a baby girl, meeting the same conditions for 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.