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Circumcision prayer

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is circumcision a condition for leading or praying sala `at? 


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Circumcision prayer

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol, no person, no grave, no prophet, no imam, no dai, nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad(saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.


Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 7.777 Narrated by Abu Huraira

Allah's Messenger (saws) said, "Five practices are characteristics of the Fitra (nature): circumcision, shaving the pubic region, removing the hair under the arms, clipping the nails and cutting the moustaches short."


Circumcision is a preferred Sunnah and a characteristic of fitrah or nature; and not an obligatory act in Islam. There is absolutely no condition in Shariah that a man has to be circumcised to lead the prayer; and the prayer prayed behind an imam who is un-circumcised will be considered valid in the sight of Shariah.


Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.


Your Brother in Islam,





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