Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Malaysiakini: Female circumcision a la M’sia

FGM in Malaysia

"Interestingly, of the four Islamic schools of thought, only Shafie deems the practice compulsory, while all others say it is unnecessary because evidence for such a requirement is weak.
Both sides trace their view on their understanding of a hadith which reads: ‘Reduce the size of the clitoris but do not exceed the limit, for that is better for her health and is preferred by the husband.’"

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