I was watching a program of the Sunnah of the Prophet and one of the issues was circumcision. It mentioned that males must undergo circumcision but the thing which struck me is it was said
that female circumcision is not compulsory, but optional.
I was wondering where the proof for this is as I always understood female circumcision was not
allowed in Islam. The scholar said that care should be taken if female circumcision is carried out
not to cut too much of the clitoris as it could severely debilitate the ability for the woman to feel
any sexual pleasure, but I would have assumed that cutting a little bit of the clitoris would still diminish
the sexual pleasure if not as much as if you took much of it off.
I would appreciate if anyone could shed some light on this with proof. Jazakallah