Circumcising a child before the Seventh day after his birth

Question 23: Is it permissible to circumcise a boy before the seventh day after his birth? Some hospitals circumcise babies before the seventh day. A person told me that it is Haraam (prohibited) to perform circumcision before the seventh day and Makrooh (disliked) after it.

Answer: All Praise be to Allaah Alone and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger, his family, and Companions. Circumcision is an act of Sunnah. Performing circumcision before the seventh day is neither prohibited nor reprehensible… read more here.

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