Fatwa: # 23722
Category: Misc. Fiqh
Country: Saudi Arabia
Date: 29th December 2012


Is relation with my wife halal if I am not circumcised?


Assalamaleikum wa rehmathullahi wa barakatu..

1) My parents didn't carry my circumcision at my childhood, and i got married .After marriage a few months later i went to muslim doctor and carried circumcision.During this period the contact with my wife would be zina or it would be halaal for us.Is their any way for sadaqa or how to ask forgiveness from allah.

Kindly just let me know.


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.


As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.


Circumcision is not a condition for nikah. Your nikah was valid and no act of zina was committed.  Your relationship with your wife in an uncircumcised condition is halal.


Circumcision is a noble act and a Sunnah of the prophets Alaihis Salam. As an adult you may still be circumcised.



And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best


Saeed Ahmed Golaub


Student Darul Iftaa


Checked and Approved

Mufti Ebrahim Desai



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