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?

A5: 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.