Fatwa ID: 78833
Title: Female circumcision
Category: Women
Scholar: Dr.Salah Al-Sawy
Date: 05/12/2009


I have two daughters and I do not want to get them circumcised. What is the legal opinion concerning this? Thank you.


In the Name of Allah, The All-Merciful, The Ever-Merciful.

Praise be to Allah; Prayers and Peace of Allah be upon the Messenger, his household and his companions.

Circumcission is neither obligatory nor rejected; rather it is considered an honorable thing for females. Hence, it is good if you do it, but there is no restriction if you do not.

And Allah, Glorified be He knows best.