Fatwa: # 15288
Category: Inviting to Islam
Country: United Arab Emirates
Date: 28th May 2007

Title

I am new to Islam. Do women have to do circumcision and where can i learn Quran online?

Question

1.I am a converted women from christienity,what i wanted to know is their any physical thing u do to women just like for boys in their private part.in sri lanka their is a custom, but since i live in uae i have no idea of it pls reply me soon as some of my friends confusing me and the ther thing can i go to a saloon to wax my unwanted hair in legs and hands i feel not satiesfied after my farl bath , but i heard somebody telling that whole hair in the body doing zikr for us .is it true?

2.is their any on line free  quran lessons available?

Answer

In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Assalaamu `alaykum waRahmatullahi Wabarakatoh

1. Circumcision is not compulsory upon women, but it is permissible and is a means of providing more pleasure to the husband while cohabiting.

Raddul Muhatar Vol:6 Pg:751 (H.M.Sa’eed Company)

وختان المرأة ليس سنة بل مكرمة للرجال وقيل سنة

( قوله وختان المرأة ) الصواب خفاض ، لأنه لا يقال في حق المرأة ختان وإنما خفاض حموي ( قوله بل مكرمة للرجال ) لأنه ألذ في الجماع زيلعي ( قوله وقيل سنة ) جزم به البزازي معللا بأنه نص على أن الخنثى تختن ، ولو كان ختانها مكرمة لم تختن الخنثى ، لاحتمال أن تكون امرأة ولكن لا كالسنة في حق الرجال ا هـ .

أقول : وختان الخنثى لاحتمال كونه رجلا ، وختان الرجل لا يترك فلذا كان سنة احتياطا ولا يفيد ذلك سنيته للمرأة تأمل . 

Fatawa Raheemiyah Vol:6 Pg:261 (Darul Ishaa’at)

It is undesirable for women to remove hair from hands and legs merely for fashion. However, it is permissible to remove the hair that is overgrown, or is the cause of displeasure for the husband.

Aapke Masaail aur Unka Hal Vol:7 Pg:129 (Maktabah Ludhyanwi)

Not being satisfied after a fardh ghusl is not a valid reason to remove hair from hands and legs, as it is possible to attain complete purity without removing the hair.

Moreover, it is forbidden a women look at another woman’s body from the naval to the knee; therefore it will not be permissible for her to allow another woman to wax her legs above the knees.

Raddul Muhtar Vol:6 Pg:364-371 (H.M.Sa’eed Company)

( وينظر الرجل من الرجل ) ( سوى ما بين سرته إلى ما تحت ركبته )  ( وتنظر المرأة المسلمة من المرأة كالرجل من الرجل )

2. It is best to find a learned teacher and learn Quran and Tajweed from him. However, if for some reason this is not possible, we suggest you utilize the interactive Quran and Tajweed Lessons from http://www.quranicsciences.com

And Allah knows best

M. Jawed Iqbal,

Student Darul Iftaa

Checked and Approved by:

Mufti Ebrahim Desai
Darul Iftaa

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