Slaughtering `Aqiqah should be according to one's means

Q 1: I traveled from Egypt to Saudi Arabia on the seventh day of the birth of my son. Due to many debts and a limited amount of money and time, I did not offer an `Aqiqah (sacrifice for a newborn). This happened several months ago. Now I have become rich with the grace of my Lord and can offer an `Aqiqah. I left my wife and my son in Egypt. Should I send them money to offer it in Egypt, or is it permissible to postpone it until I come back and offer it by myself?Kindly be informed that my family will be pleased if I offer the `Aqiqah; my mother may be upset if I send it to them to offer it while I am absent.

A: The `Aqiqah is an act of Sunnah (action following the teachings of the Prophet) for the person who can afford it. It is Islamically permitted to offer it quickly on the seventh day or after it whether you slaughter it in your country or outside it. All of this is permissible and being grateful to your mother is required too; it is even a type of dutifulness to parents. Therefore, postponing it until you come back in order to please your mother is permissible.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.