The Lajnah ad-Da’imah was asked the following question:
What is the ruling if, due to financial problems, `Aqiqah (sacrifice for a newborn) is offered a year or more after the birth of a baby?
It is an act of Sunnah (whatever is reported from the Prophet) to offer `Aqiqah when the person has the means to do so even after the passage of one year or more.
May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.
The Permanent Committee for Scholarly Research and Ifta’
AbdulFattaah Bin Uthman