Is Circumcision a Prerequisite for Converting to Islam?
|Q.) When a Christian or any other non-Muslim converts to Islam is it compulsory
or not for them to have circumcision done? Does the age of the convert have any bearing on
the answer? [Hassan Nu'mani]
A.) Performing circumcision is not a prerequisite of converting or remaining as a
Muslim. However, it is desirable to do so. Many non Muslims interested in converting to
Islam are misled regarding the correct position of circumcision, and do not convert.
And Allah Taala Knows Best.