Circumcision age for boys per Hanafi school


Dear Respected Scholars Salamualaikum,
In most developed countries as soon as the baby boy is born circumcision is done. When we grew up in our native muslim countries the circumcision was done at a later age (eg at age 6 or 7 years). What is the recommended age for circumcision for boys per Hanafi school of thought? Best Regards


Essalamu `Alaikum,

According to Hanafi fiqh no Sunnah should be postponed to a later time without a valid reason. The practice in most developed countries (as soon as the baby boy is born circumcision is done) is more in line with the spirit of Sunnah than in our native Muslim countries when the circumcision is done at a later age (eg. at age 6 or 7 years).

Imam Senad Agic
The Islamic Cultural Center of Greater Chicago

Medical Disclaimer:

Information on this site is NOT intended or implied to be medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Those should only be sought from your physician or appropriate health care provider. This information is only provided as an information resource and is NOT to be relied on for diagnostic and treatment purposes. It is NOT intended as patient education, and NOT a substitute for professional diagnosis and treatment and does NOT establish a patient physician relationship.

The owners and participants on this web site expressly disclaim any responsibility, and shall have NO liability for any loss, injury, damage, or other liability whatsoever suffered as a result of your reliance on or use of the information on this site. The owners and participants do not endorse any specific procedure, test , or treatment mentioned on this site.

This entry was posted in Sunnah and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Comments are closed.