Sharīʿ ruling for one born with Aposthia

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Assalam U Alai’ykum,

I would like to know that if a person is suffering from Aposthia (born circumcised), will circumcision be required for him. What will be sharia ruling for this ?

Jazak Allah


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

Aposthia is a rare congenital condition in humans, in which the prepuce (foreskin of the penis) is missing.[1]

In terms of Sharīʿah, circumcision will not be performed in such a situation.[2]


And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Abdul Azīm bin Abdur Rahman,
Student Darul Iftaa

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

[1] Last accessed on Dec. 5, 2012


[2]  (صَبِيٌّ حَشَفَتُهُ ظَاهِرَةٌ بِحَيْثُ لَوْ رَآهُ إنْسَانٌ ظَنَّهُ مَخْتُونًا وَلَا تُقْطَعُ جَلْدَةُ ذَكَرِهِ إلَّا بِتَشْدِيدِ أَلَمِهِ تُرِكَ عَلَى حَالِهِ (الدر المختار مع رد المحتار، ج 6، ص 751، سعيد)

(قوله ترك علي حاله) لأن قطع قلفته لتنكشف الحشفة فإذا كانت ظاهرة فلا حاجة ألى القطع (حاشية الطحطاوي علي الدر المختار، ج 4، ص 361) 

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