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When Will We Rise Up And Put A Stop To Female Genital Mutilation In Islam? by kolawoleibukun: 6:09pm On Apr 21, 2018
When will they just let the girl be with their punanis to enjoy themselves the way they were created in nature? Why are Islamic men all about female sexual organs? Why are women subjected to be casual articles in islam?

To determine the prevalence and type of female genital mutilation (FGM) among female infants, reasons and attitude of the mothers to the practice. A cross sectional descriptive study. Tertiary centre in Kano Northern Nigeria. A Pretested questionnaire was administered for mothers of female infants presenting for routine immunization in Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital (AKTH). A total of 250 questionnaires were administered, but only 200 were properly filled and this was used for the analysis. Prevalence and type of FGM, reason for and attitude of mothers towards FGM. Twenty-six infants had FGM during the period of study, giving a prevalence rate of 13 %. The mean age at cutting was 8 days ± 7.3. The commonest type of FGM was type I accounting for 96.2 % of the cases. Tradition/culture was the commonest reason for mutilation accounting for 73.1 %, other reasons included; religious in 11.5 %, hygienic in 11.5 % and to preserve virginity in 3.8 %. Traditional barbers were the commonest operators in 80.8 % of cases, followed by the nurse/midwife in 15.4 % of cases. The fathers were the main decision makers in 46.2 %, followed by both parents in 26.9 % and grandparents in 15.4 % of the cases. 84 % of mothers were not in support of the practice. Thirteen percent of the clients would circumcise all their daughters. Forty-eight percent of the clients were of the opinion that FGM cause harm to the victims. Four percent of those whose daughters were yet to be circumcised will do so later. Female genital cutting is still practiced in our environment. Educational enlightenment is fundamental in changing public opinion as well as in offering reasonable alternative to FGM. Campaign against the practice of FGM should be encouraged to eradicate its practice

Prevalence of female genital mutilation among female infants.... Available from: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/223973247_Prevalence_of_female_genital_mutilation_among_female_infants_in_Kano_Northern_Nigeria [accessed Apr 21 2018].

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Re: When Will We Rise Up And Put A Stop To Female Genital Mutilation In Islam? by balarabe01(m): 2:00am On Apr 24, 2018
i just saw your post and i think i should comment even if im the only commenter;
people might see this topic as irrelevant but just like slave trade,almajiri,robbery,coup,terrorism,looting,war mongering,nepotism,antisemitism,antichristensing,antisocialism,gender inequality,and lots more Islam rightly permits FGM female genital mutilation its in the unaltered Hadiths of the prophet that it increases d juiciness,intellect and charisma of women it also makes dem less addicted to sex.
so you now have a clue,u have to fight religion 1st to abolish FGM.
ok goodluck with you goal bro. grin
Re: When Will We Rise Up And Put A Stop To Female Genital Mutilation In Islam? by budaatum: 9:23pm On Apr 24, 2018
A youth summit of more than 100 young Gambians has been told by an Islamic scholar that the practice of female genital mutilation is not Islamic. Hama Jaiteh told the Muslims gathered at the first youth summit on female genital mutilation (FGM) in Banjul, Gambia, that Islam was being used to “shield an evil intention [that is] harmful to a person’s development”.
Muslim youth summit told female genital mutilation is not part of Islam

FGM is a pre-Islamic practice. Abuse of women and children under the color of religious law cannot be ascribed to Islamic religious inspiration per se. But the example of Saudi Arabia, which considers itself the leader of the Muslim world and where so-called “honor” crimes, FGM, forced marriage, forced divorce, and related customs are institutionalised, shows that their adoption in Islamic cultures, and the complicity of Muslim religious leaders in enabling them by failing to oppose them or assist victims, must be recognized.
Female Genital Mutilation: "Such Hadiths Are Not Confirmed To Be Authentic"

Muslim supporters of FGM often cite a hadith, or saying of the Prophet Muhammad, that can be interpreted as allowing cutting, Qasim Rashid writes in his book “Extremist.” But, he says, it is one of many hadith whose authenticity is in doubt.
FGM has also been roundly denounced by Muslim leaders and scholars — including the dean of Egypt’s influential Al-Azhar University. A 2011 United Nations report states that over 4,100 religious leaders have taught followers that FGM is not sanctioned by Islam, and nearly 1,000 religious edicts called on Muslims to end cutting.
What is female genital mutilation, and what does it have to do with Islam?

FGM is practised predominantly within Muslim societies,[7] but it also exists within Christian and animist groups.[8] It is found only within and adjacent to Muslim communities,[8] but it is not required by Islam—indeed, Muslim scholars have declared it unIslamic[9]—and predates it by centuries.[b] There is mention of it on a Greek papyrus from 163 BCE and a possible indirect reference to it on a coffin from Egypt's Middle Kingdom (c. 1991–1786 BCE).[10] It has been found among Coptic Christians in Egypt, Orthodox Christians in Ethiopia, and Protestants and Catholics in Sudan and Kenya.[11] The only Jewish group known to have practised it are the Beta Israel of Ethiopia.[c]
Religious views on female genital mutilation

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Re: When Will We Rise Up And Put A Stop To Female Genital Mutilation In Islam? by budaatum: 9:28pm On Apr 24, 2018
Do note, my mother was born to Christian converts. She was FGMed as were two of her Christian friends whom I know of. I have a friend who is also Christian from Christian parents who was FGMed, and I am acquainted with 3 others, of Christian parents who were FGMed too. All of them are Yorubas.

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