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Female genital cutting is “term used to refer to any
practice which includes the removal or the
alteration of the female genitalia.”:
Type I: This is the mildest form of FGC, which
includes removing or splitting the prepuce (foreskin
or ‘hood’) which covers the clitoris of females,
thus exposing the glans. This may be couple with
partial or total excision of the clitoris. This is
known as clitoridotomy (slang: hoodectomy).
According to the United Nations Population Fund,
this form is comparable to male circumcision.
This is sometimes also called “sunna circumcision”
due to the fact that it is this type which is
performed commonly by those Muslims who believe it
to be legislated in Islam.
Type Ia, removal of the clitoral hood or prepuce
only; WHO refers to this type as "female
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Type Ib, removal of the clitoris with the prepuce.
Type II: In this type, known as clitoridectomy, the
clitoris and labia minora is partially or totally
Type III: This is one of the most extreme forms of
FGC, involving the total excision of the clitoris,
both the labia minora and majora, and the joining of
the two sides of the vulva across the vagina, sewn
with thread or secured with other items, until it
heals joining together. Only a small, pencil-size
hole is left to allow passage of menstrual blood and
urine. This is known as infibulation or Pharaonic
Circumcision, in reference to its origins.
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Type IV: This type is inclusive of all other forms
of genital cutting, such as: pricking, piercing or
incision of the clitoris and/or labia; stretching of
the clitoris and/or labia; cauterization by burning
of the clitoris and surrounding tissue; introcision,
scraping (angurya cuts) or cutting (gishri cuts) of
the vagina or surrounding tissue; and introduction
of corrosive substances or herbs into the vagina.
It is key to note, however, that it is only this
first type which some of the scholars regarded as
This practice was accepted by some of the classical
schools of law and is practiced today by some
The basis in Islamic law is that it is not
permissible to cause bodily harm and any such
practice of female circumcision proven to be harmful
would be unlawful.
Ubaida ibn As-Samit reported: The Messenger of
Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said:
لاَ ضَرَرَ وَلاَ ضِرَارَ
Do not cause harm or return harm.
Source: Sunan ibn Majah 2340, Grade: Hasan
There are a few weak traditions used to sanction the
practice, but upon scrutiny we find that none of
them are authentic.
Usama ibn Umair reported: The Messenger of Allah,
peace and blessings be upon him, said:
الْخِتَانُ سُنَّةٌ لِلرِّجَالِ مَكْرُمَةٌ لِلنِّسَاءِ
Circumcision is a sunnah for men and honorable for
Source: Musnad Ahmad 20195, Grade: Da’eef (weak)
Umm Atiyyah reported: A woman used to perform
circumcision in Medina and the Prophet, peace and
blessings be upon him, said:
لَا تُنْهِكِي فَإِنَّ ذَلِكَ أَحْظَى لِلْمَرْأَةِ
وَأَحَبُّ إِلَى الْبَعْلِ
Do not cut severely, as it is better for the woman
and more desirable for the husband.
Source: Sunan Abu Dawud 5271, Grade: Da’eef (weak)
Famous scholars of Islam based their fiqh on quran
and "authentic" hadith.
Imam Abu Hanifah: “If a hadith is found to be
authentic, then it is my madhab.”
’When I say something contradicting the Book of
Allah the Exalted or what is narrated from the
Messenger [IMG], then ignore my saying.’’
Imam Malik: “Everyone after the Prophet will have
their statements accepted or rejected except the
Imam Shafi: “Every hadith of the Prophet is my
position even if you did not hear it from me.”
Imam Ahmad: “If one rejects a hadith of the
Messenger of Allah, they will be at the brink of
However, if a scholar thinks of an evidence as true,
and later the evidence was proved to be Daiif, then
that's no longer his position as they explicitly
And Allah knows best.