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I want to in islam for male genital circumcision is fardh.

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I want to in islam for male genital circumcision is fardh as in india this will be performed for every male child,but i dont know if this is performed in other muslim countries or by all muslims in the world?please help me in this issue as we are going to perform circumcision to our child. 


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Circumcision in Islam

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 none 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): shaving the pubic region, removing the hair under the arms, clipping the nails, and circumcision and cutting the moustaches short (for men)."


The circumcision of males, as stated by the Messenger of Allah (saws) is a characteristic of fitrah or nature, and a Sunnah of not only Prophet Mohamed (saws) but also the Sunnah of the friend of Allah and the father of the Prophets, Prophet Ibraheem (a.s.). Circumcision is not compulsory or obligatory in Islam, but rather it is an extremely preferred Sunnah, and practiced by almost every muslim all over the world.


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