The condition of 'Aqiqah that has to be met is that it should be Jadh`ah (a six-month-old sheep), Thaniyyah (a one-year-old goat), Thaniyyah of a cow which is two years old, (Part No. 10; Page No. 457) and Thaniyyah of a camel which is five years old. Less than this does not meet the condition of 'Aqiqah, Ud-hiyah or Hady (sacrificial animal offered by pilgrims). It is preferable for an 'Aqiqah to be a sheep. Two sheep are offered as 'Aqiqah for a baby boy and one sheep for a baby girl and it should be free from any defects as is the case with Ud-hiyah. As for how to give away the meat of 'Aqiqah, no Nas (Islamic text from the Qur’an or the Sunnah) has been reported from the Prophet (peace be upon him) regarding this. However, it should be given away in the same way as other similar offerings such as Ud-hiyah in the sense that it should be eaten and given as a gift and charity. Yet, if all of it was eaten or its meat was given as a Sadaqah (voluntary charity), there is nothing wrong with this.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.