Question 178: What is the ruling on the circumcision of girls? If it is permissible, at what age should they be circumcised? What is the Islaamic way to do it? I have a 9 year-old girl whom I want to circumcise. Can I do it while she is at this age?
Answer: Circumcision is one of Sunan-ul-Fitrah (natural hygiene), according to the Hadeeth narrated by ‘Aboo Hurayrah (may Allaah be pleased with him) in the Two Saheeh (authentic) Books of Hadeeth (i.e. Al-Bukhaaree and Muslim) that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said: Five practices are characteristics of Fitrah (natural disposition): circumcision, shaving the pubic region, plucking the armpit hair, clipping the nails and cutting the moustaches short.… read more here.