Female circumcision

Q: Why does Imaam shafi and Imam Ahmed bin hambal consider female circumcision to be obligatory while Imam Abu hanifa and Imam maalik consider it to be only desirable?


A: We have not consulted them, but they definitely were experts in the science of hadeeth. Further Nabi (sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) himself had allowed the differences of opinion.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)