posted on Jul, 25 2014 @ 02:10 PM
Firstly, i would like to state that in no way am i defending the ISIS , they are a group of sick misguided Muslims.
however i am here to deny ignorance and urge members of ATS to really research before stepping in the Bull#$%^
secondly,lets look at the ruling on female circumcision .
*WARNINNG * THE FALLOWING TEXT MAY BE GRAPHIC TO SOME.
I would like to know more about female circumcision in Islam. I have read the ahadith where the Prophet told a woman how to perform it. I would
like to know if it is optional or obligatory, and - if it is obligatory - whether there is a certain way to do it (what part should be cut?).
Praise be to Allah.
Ibn Qudamah (may Allah have mercy on him) said, in his book al-Mughni: "Circumcision is obligatory for men, and it is an honour for women, but it is
not obligatory for them. This is the opinion of many scholars. (Imam) Ahmad said: For men it is more strictly required, but for women it is less
strictly required." (al-Mughni 1/70).
Circumcision of the female consists of the removal of a part of the clitoris, which is situated above the opening of the urethra. The Sunnah is not to
remove all of it, but only a part. (al-Mawsu‘ah al-Fiqhiyyah 19/28).
In this matter, it is wise to follow the interests of the female: if the clitoris is large, then part of it should be removed, otherwise it should be
left alone. This size of the clitoris will vary from woman to woman, and there may be differences between those from hot climates and those from cold
A hadith on the topic of female circumcision has been attributed to the Prophet (Peace and Blessings of Allah be upon Him), according to which he
said: "Circumcision is a Sunnah for men, and an honour for women," but there is some debate as to the authenticity of this hadith. See Silsilah
al-Ahadith al-Da‘ifah by al-Albani, no. 1935.
How circumcision is to be performed is mentioned in the hadith narrated by Umm ‘Atiyah, may Allah be pleased with her, according to which a woman
used to perform circumcisions in Madinah. The Prophet (Peace and Blessings of Allah be upon Him) told her: "Do not abuse (i.e. do not go to extremes
in circumcising); that is better for the woman and more liked by her husband." (Reported by Abu Dawud in al-Sunan, Kitab al-Adab; he said this hadith
a collection of traditions containing sayings of the prophet Muhammad that, with accounts of his daily practice (the Sunna), constitute the major
source of guidance for Muslims apart from the Koran.
one of the sayings from the Hadith.
OK , so here we have a Hadith that has not been classed as "strong" meaning it cant be traced back to confirm its authenticity.
in the time of the prophet Muhammad ( peace and blessings be upon him) people loved him so much that they often wrote scribed
things about him that were made up .
example their is a hadith that talks about the prophet (pbuh) putting his thumb up to the moon and moving the moon with his thumb.
this is obviously a "weak" hadith and has been classed ass such.
and because of " weak hadith" and misinterpretation fallowed by innovation we have the birth of "extremism" in Islam. There is other factors involved
as well ,but ill save that for another thread .
after researching the rulings of "female circumcision in islam " it is clear to me and agreed upon that it should not be practiced unless otherwise
proven as a "strong" hadith , or by the choice of the woman ,and finally as a medical need .
i dont believe the ISIS has ordered such ruling .
here is why ..
Given the brutality seen so far from the militant group known as the Islamic State in Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS), it’s easy to believe any
act attributed to them must be true. But a United Nations officials’ statement on the group ordering female genital mutilation in one Iraqi city
under their control seems to be less than accurate.
The story began on Thursday when the U.N.’s second senior most official, Jacqueline Badcock, told reporters of a new religious edict issued in
ISIS’ name. The edict — or fatwa — ordered all girls and women in the city of Mosul between the ages of 11 and 46 to undergo female genital
mutilation, Badcock told reporters in a teleconference from Iraq. “This is something very new for Iraq, particularly in this area, and is of grave
concern and does need to be addressed,” Badcock, who serves as the U.N. humanitarian aid coordinator in Iraq, said.
“This is not the will of Iraqi people, or the women of Iraq in these vulnerable areas covered by the terrorists,” she added. The result of such an
order, she said, could be up to four million Iraqi girls and women in and around Iraq’s second largest city being forced to undergo the painful
procedure. Aside from the initial suffering, the process often leads to a multitude of health problems “including severe bleeding, problems
urinating, infections, infertility and increased risk of newborn deaths in childbirth.”
The story quickly began to go viral, racking up hundreds of shares on social media. Soon thereafter, however, journalists with contacts in Iraq began
reporting that the story didn’t hold up. “My contacts in #Mosul have NOT heard that ‘Islamic State’ ordered FGM for all females in their
city,” Jenan Moussa, a reporter with Al Anan TV tweet out. “Iraqi contacts say #Mosul story is fake,” echoed freelance writer Shaista Aziz,
adding: “Iraqi contact on #FGM story: “ISIS are responsible for many horrors, this story is fake and plays to western audience emotions.’”
NPR’s Cairo bureau chief also claimed that the story was false, tweeting “#UN statement that #ISIS issued fatwa calling 4 FGM 4 girls is false
residents of Mosul say including a doctor, journalist and tribal leader.” Not long after a version of a document in Arabic, bearing the black logo
that ISIS has adopted, began circulating on Twitter. The document, those who shared it said, is a hoax and the basis for the United Nations’
As one analyst who looked at the document told the Independent, the issuing of such an edict would be a huge shift for ISIS, which has held territory
in Syria for months without demanding that FGM take place. The practice tends to be based more on culture, Shiraz Maher, a Senior Fellow at King’s
College London, said and “not something jihadists have ever really taken up” or “spoken about.” ThinkProgress reached out to the United
Nations for comment on the discrepancy, but did not receive a response as of press time.
The traction that this story seemed to quickly gain is easy to understand given ISIS’ previous actions in the territory it controls. Along with
reports of civilian executions, massacring Shiites, and enforcing a strict adherence to their interpretation of Islamic law, ISIS has even resurrected
the practice of crucifixion in Syria. But for now it appears that female cutting is
in closing .
i after all my years of research on Islam and Extremist groups . i feel that this story was indeed made up .
it just does not fit the bill .even for extremist .
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