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Shaikh `Adel Nasr, official spokesman of the al-Da`wa al-Salafiyya Group in Egypt said on the Groups' internet website that khitān (circumcision) is one of the tenets of Islam and of the Millat Ibrahīm (the ideology of Prophet Abraham in the Qur'ān).
A review of Dr. Muhammad Salīm al-‘Awā’s book about circumcision for girls.
A conference held at the Azhar University, attended by Muslim scholars and medical doctors from Africa, Asia and Europe, condemns female circumcision and denies that it is a religious practice.
The writer records some arguments over some religious texts including al Ahād hadīths, Ḥijāb and circumcision. Also she discusses the question of right hadīths and what is called scarified hadīths.
A German foundation finances a conference aimed at convincing Muslim scholars to prohibit female circumcision.
This interview with the Muftī of Egypt deals with the issue of female circumcision, which the Muslim cleric said is not a religious duty. In certain cases it could be considered to be a punishable crime because of the assault it makes on the human body.
Initially Dr. Abdel Fatah Ali, former minister of health, forbade the circumcision of girls by unqualified persons, in other words, recognizing that medical practitioners could do the job. Nevertheless, especially among doctors, opposition to female circumcision is strong. Dr. Ismail Salam, Dr. Ali...
The writer reviews in this article two books concerning circumcision as a tradition....Where did it come from? Why do people perform it? Does it really have health benefits or not?
The author comments on the issue of female genital mutilation, arguing that it has nothing to do with religion. He also explains its scientific and psychological aspects, showing that it does not fulfill its claimed objective, which is keeping the chastity of girls.
The author believes that the Azhar’s Islamic Research Academy is no longer able to play an effective role as one of Egypt’s most reputable Islamic institutions.

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