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Circumcision for a Revert?

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Nasihah (Advice):
Sayyiduna Abdullah bin Salam (Radiyallahu Anhu) reports that the Prophet of Allah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “Make the greeting of Salaam common amongst yourselves, feed people, join family ties and pray Salaah when others are asleep, you will enter Jannah with ease” (Ibn Majah)
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Question and Answer:
Q. I would like to know if circimcision is compulsory for a revert. A christian man has reverted to Islam and is due to make nikah shortly. Is he compelled to be circumcised as a requirement of now being Muslim?

A. Circumcision is not compulsory although emphasized. If the person feels that it will be a painful experience for him, he will not be sinful or blameworthy for not doing circumcision.

And Allah Knows Best

 

Fatwa Department
Jamiatul Ulama (KZN)
Council of Muslim Theologians

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