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Why there is circumcision followed in some of the religions .. ???

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Asked by Manoj Joshi, 13 Feb '13 10:01 am
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The Qur'an does not mention circumcision.

The main reason given for Islamic circumcision is (ritual) cleanliness. Against this it is hard to argue, except to point out that there is no more reason for the male genitalia to be ritually unclean than the female.

There is ample evidence on other pages that male circumcision itself (not just "the way it is done") is harmful to the health of the male child. It is painful, risky, often deforming, sexually diminishing and confers no health benefits.

Another reason given is "to be like Muhammad, who was 'born circumcised'". This can easily be refuted: if the Prophet was born without a foreskin (aposthetic), he was not circumcised, and that is the way to be like him.

Like Judaism, Islam forbids disfiguring the body:

A body - be it alive or dead - should be respected. It cannot be disfigured at any stage," the Jamiatul Ulama, a council of Muslim theologians in Durban, said on Monday ... the Ulama's Ahmed Kathrada said: "We res ...more
Answered by iqbal seth, 13 Feb '13 11:21 am

 
  
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There is strong evidence that circumcision reduces the risk of HIV infection in heterosexual men in high-risk populations, Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most commonly transmitted sexually transmitted disease, affecting both men and women. While most infections are asymptomatic and are cleared by the immune system, some types of the virus cause genital warts, and other types, if untreated, cause various forms of cancer, including cervical cancer and penile cancer. Genital warts and cervical cancer are the two most common problems resulting from HPV
Answered by Psycho, 13 Feb '13 10:06 am

 
  
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I do not want to give the full details about the benefits of it. I request you to ask the doctor about this
Answered by jameel ahmed, 13 Feb '13 11:54 am

 
  
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