Hi. I have decided to convert to Islam because I believe it is the one true path.
However, I have a question regading circumcision. Here in my country, circumcision is not payed by insurance. I have decided to get it done privately, but the only circumcision type that plastic surgeons do here is one where the skin is removed from the base of the penis and not the tip. The penis looks circumcised with the glans(head) exposed at all times, but the foreskin is not cut. Here is my question:
Is this acceptable to Islam. I don't want to go through the pain of the procedure and the cost if this kind of circumcision is not acceptable for Islam.
First of all, I would like to congratulate you Pedro on your decision to embrace Islam and welcome you.
The kind of circumcision that you have described in your question is not what Islam considers circumcision.
In Islam, circumcision means cutting and removing the extra skin on the tip of penis.
If you can not find someone to perform the correct circumcision for you then I would suggest that you should just wait until you can find someone who can perform the correct circumcision for you. You should not worry even if takes some time.
And Allah knows best.
Mufti Ikram ul Haq
Fatwa Center of America