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She's Only 5 & Enjoys Touching Her Private Parts!

 In this counseling answer: “In general, helping your niece to make the right choices means loving her unconditionally, because no matter what she may experience later in life, she will have the memory of you, and what you tried to teach her, and therefore she will have the means to find her way back. However, …

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 …

AIDS: What Role Does Male Circumcision Play?

AIDS have challenged modern lifestyles, fundamental hygiene practices and gender relations. As a result of the pandemic, U.S. Surgeon General David Satcher, wishing to break the ‘conspiracy of silence’ surrounding human sexuality, urged for a national debate. A lot of of former surgeon generals have resigned after attempting to deal with HIV. Thus, Satcher produced …


Science Learns the Value of Male Circumcision

A scientific discovery in 2013 explained the benefit, but not the value of circumcision. The value, as Jews and Muslims have always known, is in doing something that God wants humans to do.

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Using Hair Removing Lotions: Permissible?

Wa `alaykum As-Salamu wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. In this fatwa: 1- Removing unwanted hair from the body is an act of fitrah. Referring to this, the Prophet (peace and blessings be …

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 …


Complications of Genital Mutilation

The operation of female circumcision is performed in different communities by a variety of people and with various tools. In more educated communities, a trained doctor performs the operation with sterilized equipment.

Female Circumcision

Muslim Stance Regarding Female Circumcision

Female circumcision, or as is commonly termed by the West , female genital mutilation, has been a hot topic in many congresses and many NGOs (not to mention the media) for many years now.

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