Female circumcision lawful

Q: Is circumcising women considered an act of Sunnah (a commendable act) or a bad habit? I read in one magazine that all forms of circumcising women represent a bad habit which is harmful to health and may sometimes lead to sterility. Is this true?

A: All Praise is due to Allah Alone and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger, his family, and Companions.Circumcising women is Sunnah. It is not a bad habit and it is not harmful if it is done in a reasonable way. It may only harm if it is done with exaggeration. (Part No. 5; Page No. 121) May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.