It is commendable for a person who receives a newborn baby to slaughter
for a baby boy two sheep and for a baby girl one sheep , it is preferable to slaughter on the seventh day of giving birth and to have it circumcised on that day. If the slaughtering or the circumcision was later than that day, there is nothing wrong with that. It is permissible for him to invite his neighbors and relatives to eat from the `Aqiqah (sacrifice for a newborn).The fact that they come with sheep to the person who invited them has no basis in Shari`ah (Islamic law) and causes hardship and embarrassment for people. Such a custom has to be given up. (Part No. 10; Page No. 449) May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.