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Female Genital Mutilation

Q:

Assalaamu aleykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakaatuhu!

I am originaly from Ethiophia where it is löst normal to circumcise girls. I'm wondering if it is permissible in our religion. Beacuse some so sheikh have the view that it is permissable.

A:

Waalaykum Salam,

It was practiced in the past. To get an accurate answer to your query I phoned the office of Sayyid Sistani and they said that His eminence does not have an opinion on the issue.

I hope this was what you were looking for.

Kind regards
Naajiya.S.Jaffery