Is it only obligatory for males to be circumcised

Q: When some people wish to circumcise their sons, they announce it and gather the people so that they will collect money for them. We know that circumcision is a Sunnah, but what about collecting money for this purpose? Is it permissible or not?

A: All Praise be to Allah Alone and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger, his family and Companions. Circumcision is one of Sunan-ul-Fitrah (Islamic practices of personal hygiene) which the Prophet (peace be upon him) guided us to perform. However, the custom of collecting money for this purpose is a Bid`ah (innovation in religion).May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.