A child who was born circumcised

Q 1: What is the ruling on female circumcision and celebrating this with dancing, rejoicing and celebration?


A: All Praise is due to Allah Alone and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger, his family, and Companions. Female circumcision is lawful and is an honor to women. As to celebrating it with dancing and rejoicing, we know of no basis for this in the purified Shari`ah (Islamic law). However, expressing happiness about this act is lawfully required, because circumcision is one of the permitted acts. Allah (Glorified be He) says: Say: "In the Bounty of Allâh, and in His Mercy (i.e. Islâm and the Qur’ân); - therein let them rejoice." That is better than what (the wealth) they amass. Circumcision is a bounty and mercy from Allah, and there is no harm in preparing food on this occasion out of thankfulness to Allah.

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