Friday 17 Thu al-Hijjah 1441 - 7 August 2020

Non-circumcised man leading prayers


If a man or woman becomes Muslim after the age of thirty or thereabouts, do they have to be circumcised? Is a man who is not circumcised permitted to lead the prayer?


Praise be to Allah.

Praise be to Allaah.

Circumcision is a part of sunan al-fitrah (actions befitting the natural state of man) for men and women, but if it is not done after a person is fully-grown, there is nothing to worry about. As for a non-circumcised man leading the prayers, this is valid.

Source: Fataawa al-Lajnah al-Daa’imah, 5/117