FGM – It’s a “BIG NO” in Islam

Source: voiceofbritishmuslimwomen | by Voice Of British Muslim Women  | Amtul Musawar Ahmad, Walsall

Time and again, erroneous acts have been perpetrated in the name of religion, when in reality it is personal and other vested interests that spur individuals to commit them.

Terrorism and Islam are often shown to be closely linked in spite of there being no association between the two by any means. Then there are misidentified notions, such as inequality, violence against women, and child marriage in Islam. As such, the horrendous practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) has also been wrongly aligned with Islam. This is nothing but another myth which is disguised as a religiously motivated practice, which unequivocally has zero links to Islamic tradition. 

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The World Health Organisation (WHO) defines FGM as a “traditional harmful practice that involves the partial or total removal of external female genitalia or other injury to female genital organs for non-medical reasons.”

In exploration of the allegation that Islam encourages the barbaric act of FGM, if we turn to its practice in the modern era, it will only make sense for it to be widespread amongst the Muslim population, as critics contend. But it is only witnessed by a minuscule minority of Muslims, which proves the weakness of the allegation. Further, no Quranic verse or authentic hadith supports the notion.[3]The Holy Qur’an is the first and most important source of authority for Muslims,[4] therefore if there is no mention of FGM, then it cannot possibly mean… continue reading at voiceofbritishmuslimwomen

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