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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?

Iceland Proposed Ban on Male Circumcision Stirs Uproar

REYKJAVIK – A bill in Iceland’s parliament that would ban circumcision has stirred condemnations from different religious groups, calling it an attack on religious freedom. “It’s… part of our faith,” Imam Ahmad Seddeeq at the Islamic Cultural Centre of Iceland told BBC. “It’s something that touches our religion and I believe that this is… a …

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.

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 …

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