SHAFAQNA (Shia International News Association) – The Grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi answered SHAFAQNA’s question about circumcising girls.
SHAFAQNA: In some parts of the world girls and women are circumcised, is this accepted by the religion? As some doctors believe circumcision will damage girls physically and emotionally as well as being dangerous, what is the religion’s view? Can a girl or a woman be forced to circumcision?
The Grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi: In the name of Allah, in our time circumcising girls and women is not advised and it is not allowed.