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60314: Circumcision of girls and some doctors’ criticism thereof

60314: Circumcision of girls and some doctors’ criticism thereof

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Wednesday, 24 August, 2005
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Nowadays we hear that many doctors denounce the circumcision of girls, and say that it harms them physically and psychologically, and that circumcision is an inherited custom that has no basis is Islam . Circumcision is not an inherited custom as some people claim, rather it is prescribed in Islam and the scholars are unanimously agreed that it is prescribed. Not a single Muslim scholar – as far as we know – has said that circumcision is not prescribed.