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I want information on circumcision of women. If it is an Islamic rite, what are its benefits?

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Cicumcision Women

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The act of circumcision was not started or initiated by Prophet Mohamed (saws), but was rather a Sunnah or tradition of the Noble Prophet Abraham (a.s.) which was practiced by the Jews and the Arabs even prior to the advent of Prophet Mohamed (saws).


The Messenger of Allah (saws) encouraged the believing men to practice circumcision and called it a characteristic of fitrah or nature for the men; but he (saws) did not encourage nor endorse nor command the womenfolk to practice circumcision.


Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 7.779 Narrated by Abu Huraira

I heard the Prophet (saws) saying. "Five practices are characteristics of the Fitra (nature):, shaving the pubic hair, , clipping the nails, depilating the hair of the armpits, cutting the moustaches short and circumcision (for males)."


Circumcision for women is definitely not an Islamic rite, thus it would be best and purest if the believing women abstained from practicing it.


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