Was the Prophet Muhammed born circumcised and with a cut umbilical cord?


Was Prophet Mohammed delivered clean from his mother’s womb (i.e., free from any dirt/blood stains), and was the maternal chord (connecting him to his mother) already detached?


All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah, and that Prophet Muhammed, peace be upon him is His slave and Messenger.

It is reported in some narrations that the Prophet peace be upon him was born with a cut umbilical cord and circumcised, but these narrations are either weak or fabricated. Indeed, there are other Prophetic narrations which contradict the above narrations, which state that ‘Abdul-Muttalib, the grandfather of the Prophet peace be upon him circumcised Prophet Muhammed on the seventh day. It is for this reason that some scholars may Allah be pleased with him adopt the view that he was not born circumcised.

Among these scholars was Ibn Al-Qayyim may Allah be pleased with him as he stated in his book, Zaad Al-Ma’aad, when he mentioned the first view in this issue,

‘One of these opinions is that he was born circumcised with a cut umbilical cord, however, the narration which was reported in this regard is unauthentic. Abu Faraj Ibn Al-Jawzi may Allah be pleased with him listed this narration in the book of fabricated narrations.

No authentic narration was mentioned in this issue which states that Prophet Muhammed peace be upon him was born circumcised, and no one can prove it on the pretext that this is peculiar to Prophet Muhammed peace be upon him as many people were born circumcised.’

As regards him peace be upon him being born clean from any blood stains and the like, then we have not come across any evidence proving this despite the large number of books that we have on the subject.

Allah Knows best.

Was the Prophet Muhammed born circumcised and with a cut umbilical cord?

Circumcision of the Prophet