Is it permissible for a mother to slaughter an `Aqiqah for her baby?

A2: The one responsible to offer `Aqiqah is the father due to his responsibility to support the newborn baby. However, if the mother took it on herself to slaughter `Aqiqah, it would be acceptable according to the generality of the meaning of the mentioned above Hadith of Samurah (may Allah be pleased with him) stating: ''It will be slaughtered for him'' which indicates that the slaughterer of the `Aqiqah is not specified.