Offering `Aqiqah for one's children who died at an early age
Q 5: A man
had four children who died when they were young. The father did not offer `Aqiqah (sacrifice for a newborn) for them.
This was three years ago. What should be done now? Should he offer 'Aqiqah for them, and if so, when?
If he were to offer 'Aqiqah for the children who died at a young age, it would be preferable because 'Aqiqah is a stressed Sunnah. However, if he did not offer 'Aqiqah for them, he would not be blamed, knowing that two sheep are to be offered for a male child and one for a female child.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.