Circumcision and Islam
Why are Muslim men circumcised? Why Afghanis and Iranis are forcing women to do similar thing? Should women be circumcised in Islaam? It is not a Fard or compulsory for a Muslim man to be circumcised. It is a Sunnah. It is Mustahab. It is encouraged. It is a Sunnah of Prophet Ibrahim (pbuh), which our beloved Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) also taught Muslim men to follow.
Even in various other religions like Judaism and Christianity, a person should be circumcised. Even though it says that the Christian do not follow. It is mentioned in the Gospel of John, Chapter 7 Verse 22, that Moses (pbuh) brought the covenant of circumcision and in the Book of Acts Chapter 7, Verse 8 that the covenant of circumcision was given and that it is mentioned in the Gospel of Luke, Chapter 2 Verse 21 that Jesus Christ (pbuh) was circumcised on the eighth day. Inspite of this, the Christians do not follow the law of circumcision.
What are the scientific reasons, the logical reasons: Why a man should be circumcised? Normally in circumcision the profuse or the fore skin of the male organ, the excess skin is cut, which prevents several diseases. For example a person who is not circumcised he has chances of having phymosis the meitis, the opening of the prepuse it can get narrowed and there can be difficulty in mixtuating i.e. urination. There can be paraphynosis if the prepuse is construited it will be tight. Once it is inserted it do not go back to normal position. There can inflammation of the glands.It can be swollen. It can paraphinosio. It can lead to aversion of skin. There are several cases which I as a doctor that the prefuse get stuck even on the zip of the trouser. That causes ulceration. It is quite common. So if you are not circumcised there are chances of several diseases. There can even be inflammations of the profuse called…….The inflammation of the glands is called as……. The inflammation of both together the glands and the profuse…. Which is again very painful. There are chances of a person who is not circumcised he can have carcinoma, cancer of the penis. You know why? It is due to unhygienic conditions It can cause carcinoma of the penis which is a situation which is very dreadful. Imagine cancer of the penis. The life can be spoiled. The chances that they can be ….in the …..because in the embryonic stage when the infant is small, if we do not have cleaning of the prepuse, the chances are stone can develop. There are various diseases, which can be associated if a man is not circumcised like genital herpes. There can be gangrene Gowiherle* there can be Lymph Gowiherle*, even the wife of the man who is not circumcised has chances of getting affected. Several medical reports which had appeared in the Indian papers several times that there are high chances of the cancer of the cervix of the woman who is the wife of an uncircumcised man. She can have a similar disease like genitor herpes, * , * , that is the reason in America today though the lavish people. Muslims have a religious practice of having their child circumcised. There is hardly a small percentage of the American population who do not circumcise yet more than 50% of the children the moment they are born, are circumcised.
Doctors ask the first thing, “do you want your son to be circumcised?” Yes or No? And more than 50% of the children are circumcised. These are a few reasons why Islaam has asked a man to get circumcised and Wallahu Alam, Allaah knows the other reasons.
As you have also asked why Afghanis and Iranis are forcing women to do similar thing? Should women be circumcised in Islaam?
Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) said this to a woman in Medina who preformed circumcision on females: Sunan Abu Dawud, Book 41, Number 5251: Narrated Umm Atiyyah al-Ansariyyah: A woman used to perform circumcision in Medina. The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said to her: Do not cut severely as that is better for a woman and more desirable for a husband.
First what has to be understood is what is meant by female circumcision in Islaam. It is not the removal of the clitoris that Islaam calls for rather the removal of the foreskin that covers the clitoris just as in male circumcision with the removal of foreskin.
As the Prophet said “Do not cut severely as that is better for a woman and more desirable for a husband.” the Prophet is telling the women to leave that which is desirable for both the woman and her husband.
Secondly, we must not confuse mutilation with Islaamic female circumcision. There are some individuals who mutilate womens private parts in the name of Islaam however this does not make it Islaamic. As shown above, Islaam does not call for the removal a womens sexual desire, what was practiced in the time of the Prophet was for from mutilation.
So it is optional but if a woman has to be circumcised it should be not done excessively which is done in many Muslim countries that can cause loss to her health, loss to her sexual pleasure. Some thing with a man he should not be excessively circumcised it will cause problem. Similarly for the woman though there are a group of scholars who say a woman should be circumcised. It is Mustahab (it is preferable) Some group of scholars who say no it is Mubah so it is optional. There are differences of opinion. There are Ahaadeeth based on this that they say but there is no clear cut evidence that it should be done or it should not be done.
If the extra skin is so bad then why does Allaah Taala gives it to us. The way you have said it seems almost all uncircumcised men should have diseases. What statistics do we have. If the foreskin is so bad why did Allaah Taala give it to us. The best answer is Wallah u Aallam.
There is medical research done on this by Dr. Brian J. Morris a detailed Article with lots of statistics “THE MEDICAL BENEFITS FROM CIRCUMCISION”
But we for sure know that Allaah (swt) wants to test you whether you follow or hate? You ask me if pork causes so many diseases, why does Allaah (swt) create pork. Wallahu Allam. I say it’s the best scavenger that I know God has produced. That is not the right answer. May be Wallahu Allam.
What we believe is Atiullah wa Attiul Rasool. Obey Allaah and obey the Messenger. It is a test for us. and we are more hygienic also that, itself proves that the non Muslims do not take water, after urinating and plus they are uncircumcised, more chances of itchiness and inflammation are there they have this problem it is there not that it not there Click this link and Read this Article for more details