Female circumcision

Q: Is female circumcision necessary in Islam? In some countries female genital mutilation is practiced, is it haraam according to Islam?

Bismillaah

A:

It is recommended.

Explain what you mean by mutilation and where have you seen this. We wish to know the authenticity of this report.

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

 

Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)