Q 2: What is the ruling on
the 'Aqiqah (sacrifice for a newborn) which is offered for children whose age is more than two years
regarding its distribution without having invited anyone to it? Knowing that there are those who say: When children grow up, people should be invited to it.
'Aqiqah is a stressed Sunnah to be offered for the new baby starting on his seventh day. It is acceptable to slaughter it even after two years whether it was distributed as meat or in a Walimah (wedding dinner) or in the form of a Walimah (wedding dinner) that was made and to which people were invited. If a person gave 'Aqiqah or a part of it as Sadaqah (voluntary charity) or invited people to it, this would be acceptable because the Prophet (peace be upon him) did not fix any time for it.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.