it is reported that prophet (Sallam) said, ” if any one has a child born to him and wished to offer a sacrifice on its behalf, he may sacrify two sheep for a boy and one for a girl”.
[Abu Daud, Mishkat]
The same has been reported by Hadrat Aishan (Radi Allaahu Ta’ala Anha) in another authentic traditions. [Zadul Ma’ad]
The Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam) said:” A boy is in pledge for his aqiqah. Sacrifice is made for him on the seventh day , he is given a name and his head is shaved.” [Mishkat, Zad -ul-Ma’ad]
Rule: if Aqiqah is not done on the seventh day then it is better to bear in mind that irrespective of date the day should be the seventh.
Hadrat Muhammad bin ‘Ali bin Husain Quoted’ Ali Bin Abu Talib (Radi Allaahu Ta’ala Anhu) That ALLAAH’s Messenger (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) Scarified a sheep on the seventh day for al-Hasan and said, “Shave his head and give the weight of his hair in sliver as Sadaqah. [Mishkat, Zadul Ma’ad]
Rule: it is in order whether the meat of Aqiqah (Scarified animal ) is distributed raw or cooked or a feast is held.
Rule: it is in order for the parents and grandparents to eat the meat of the Aqiqah (Sacrificed animal).
Rule: if some one has no means to sacrifice two sheep / goats for a boy, he may sacrifice only one and in case he is not able to do this mush even then there is no harm. [Bahishti Zewar]