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Asm Mufti Sb. Is Female Circumcision a north African custom or a Sharia Order ? If it is allowed in shariah, is it compulsory or voluntary ? We never hear about this in subcontinent but in US, this is used as a weapon against Islam JAK

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It is not obligatory upon a woman to be circumcised. Circumcision is obligatory only for men.
However circumcision has been a cultural practice among many African and Arab tribes. 
Islam has never imposed circumcision upon a woman. If a woman wishes to have circumcision performed then it is considered allowed for her but even then every caution must be taken so it does not become mutilation. Mutilation is Haram in Islam.
According to the opinion of Hanafi and Maliki scholars, if a woman performs circumcision while refraining from mutilation then it is allowed for her and some have also considered it desirable.
And Allah knows best.
Mufti Ikram ul Haq
Fatwa Center of America 
اختلفت الروايات في ختان النساء؛ ذكر في بعضها أنها سنة، وهكذا حكي عن بعض المشايخ، واستدل هذا القائل بما ذكر محمد رحمه الله في كتاب الخنثى: أن الخنثى يختن، ولو كان مكرمة لا يختن؛ لأنه يحتمل أنه امرأة، وعلى هذا التقدير لا يجوز للمرأة أن تفعل ذلك، فيتعذر الفعل لانعدام الفاعل فيسقط،
(المحيط البرهانى: الفصل العشرون فى الختان)