106524: Ruling on circumcision for one who has become Muslim


What is the ruling on circumcision for a new Muslim, and when should he get circumcised?.

Praise be to Allaah.

Circumcision for the new Muslim is obligatory, as it is for one is born Muslim, and he has to get circumcised when he becomes Muslim, but if delaying it could serve some interest, such as avoiding putting him off Islam, because Islam not yet established in his heart, there is nothing wrong with that, because the evil that results from delaying circumcision is less serious than the evil that results from his apostasy from Islam after becoming Muslim. End quote. 

Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen (may Allah have mercy on him) 

Al-Ijaabaat ‘ala As’ilah al-Jaaliyaaat, 1/3,4
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