I am hindu boy i want to know what is khatna circumcision obligatory?
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i am hindu boy i want to know what is khatna circumcision obligatory? in islam and why only muslim remove forskin of penis and all over the world muslim remove forskin for penis please you give me the Ans as soon as possible.
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Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 7.777 Narrated by Abu Huraira
Allah's Messenger (saws) said, "Five practices are characteristics of the ‘Fitra’ (nature): shaving the pubic region, removing the hair under the arms, clipping the nails, and circumcision and cutting the moustaches short (for men)."
The guidance to perform a circumcision is not a Command of the Quran, but rather a guidance from the authentic and established tradition or Sunnah of the Last Messenger of Allah (saws). The circumcision, as stated by the Messenger of Allah (saws) is a characteristic of ‘fitrah’ or nature, and a Sunnah of not only Prophet Mohamed (saws) but also the Sunnah of the friend of Allah and the father of the Prophets, Prophet Ibraheem (a.s.). Circumcision is not compulsory or obligatory in Islam, but rather it is a Sunnah or voluntary act
Medical science and knowledge have today indeed proved that circumcision is indeed a healthier and more hygienic process, and most good doctors, even though they may be non-muslims, encourage circumcision in advanced nations like the US and Europe.
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