Charging for performing circumcisions

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Reference: Fataawa al-Lajnah ad-Daa.imah lil-Buhooth al-‘Ilmiyyah wal-Iftaa. – Question 9, Fatwa No.6292;
al-Fataawa al-Muta’alliqah bit-Tibb wa Ahkaam al-Mardhaa – Page 271

Question: I perform circumcision operations and charge [a fee] for it. Is there any reward for me from Allaah?

Response: If the circumcision was performed in a place specific to it, then there is no harm in charging for it. And if the circumcision was done in a hospital at the expense of the Government, then it is not permissible to charge for it, because it will be regarded as a [form of] bribe.

As for its reward from Allaah, then that is with Allaah; He has Complete knowledge as to what was in your heart (intention) and what incentive you had for performing [the circumcision operations].

And with Allaah lies all success and may Allaah send prayers and salutations upon our Prophet Muhammad (sal-Allaahu `alayhi wa sallam) and his family and his companions.

Abu 'Abdullaah, Mohammed Akhtar Chaudhry

About Abu 'Abdullaah, Mohammed Akhtar Chaudhry

- from London, UK. He is a graduate of the Islaamic University of Madeenah, having graduated from the Institute of Arabic Language, and later the Faculty of Sharee'ah in 2004.