Circumcision for women

Q: Could you please provide references from the Quran Sharif and Hadith on whether circumcision of women is compulsory in Islam or not? I have heard that it can be harmful and dangerous for women and can even cause death, if not done correctly.

A: It is not compulsory, however it is desirable. Refer to Sunan Abu Dawood.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)