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Does Islam Encourage Circumcision for Men and Women?

Assalamu Alaikum, Thank you for contacting About Islam with your question. Dr. Shabir Ally addresses this question in the video below: Transcript: Aisha Khaja: Dr. Shabir, the question that we have from our viewer today is about whether or not Islam encourages circumcision. And if it has the potential to be harmful, as some studies may …

Female Circumcision

Female Circumcision: Obligatory?

There is a widespread practice of ‘female circumcision’ among Muslims in many nations, though limited to some sections only. What does the Shari`ah say on this and what are the Prophet’s words regarding this?

Irish Islamic Center Issues Fatwa Against FGM

DUBLIN – The head imam of the Islamic Centre of Ireland, Shaykh Dr. Umar Al-Qadri, issued a fatwa on Tuesday against the practice of female genital mutilation. “Islamic Center of Ireland launches Fatwa Against FGM to unequivocally condemn FGM, reject Ali Selim’s remarks and support Ifrah Foundation and others in their campaign against End FGM,” …

Is Female Circumcision a Cultural or Islamic Practice? Part 1

Salam Hoda,  Thank you very much for your question. Please find part one of the answer to your question below. Find the second and final part at the link here. The topic of female circumcision is very important despite its sensitivity. This sensitivity sometimes makes people avoid discussing such an important matter and remain ignorant of the …

Is Female Circumcision a Cultural or Islamic Practice? Part 2

Salam Hoda,  Thank you very much for your question. Please find the second and final part of the answer to your question below. Find the first part at the link here. Male Circumcision Although there is a clear injunction in the Qur’an against changing Allah’s creation, there is also an order for believers to emulate Prophet Ibrahim …

FGM

Why Should We Still Discuss FGM in the 21st Century?

On February 6th, 2003, the first Lady of Nigeria, Stella Obasanjo, declared “zero tolerance to female genital mutilation.” Since then the United Nations has officially observed February 6th as the ‘International day of zero tolerance to FGM.’ Female genital mutilation` or FGM is a cultural custom of partially or completely removing the external female genitalia and is …

Lauren Booth: When Media Blames Muslim Victims

Paul Ross offered that perhaps the link between Islam and Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) would make individuals angry enough to lash out. Surely, he wasn’t seeking to rationalize attempted murder?

Muslim Gets Doctorate At 19, One of the Youngest in UK

Setting a record in the UK, a Muslim teenager will become one of the youngest people in the UK to receive a doctorate, after being awarded the honorary degree to acknowledge her campaigning work to end female genital mutilation (FGM).



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