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Can a wife perform the circumcision of her husband

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Dear Mufti Saheb we are married 12 years my husband is not circumcised can I circumcise him he is afraid. Can I get the procedure done without letting him know. I am a doctor I can do it have never done for an adult before


In principle, it is permissible to circumsize your husband. (Shaami vol.6
pg.382; HM Saeed)

However, you should tell him about your intention together with explaining
its importance in Shari’ah. Nabi (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) said, ‘Ten
things are from amongst the nature of man. One being that of circumcision.’
(Abu Dawud pg.8; HM Sa’eed). Secondly, it is from the ‘Shi’aar’ (signs of
Islaam) which has to be upheld at all times. If a person is not circumsized,
there is a great possibility of urine remaining on the private part, hence,
will lead to the invalidity of the Salaat, regarding which Nabi (Sallallaahu
Alayhi Wasallam) said, ‘Be cautious while relieving yourself, for verily,
people will be punished in grave for neglectfulness in this regard.’

and Allah Ta’ala Knows Best

Mufti Ebrahim Desai

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