Does Islam recognize a Muslim if he is not Circumcized?
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July 17, 2019 / By Austen Question:
If an adult man who decides to become a Muslim, must he have his penis circumcised in order to be a Muslim even if he has performed all the rules of Conversion?
or example, he prays 5 times a day, fasts the whole month of Ramadan, gives Zakah...but will be not be considered a Muslim because of his intact foreskin?
Can't a Muslim be allowed to choose to keep his foreskin intact provided he cleans it properly, after all, cleanliness is the reason why we are told to cut off the foreskin?
Also, should children be circumcised against their will? Should we not let them decide whether they want their foreskin to be cut off?
Yes, I am very much aware of medical reasons that support circumcision, but those are just the risks people may have. For generations people have had foreskin and by staying clean, they have managed to live without any problem.
I was circumcised without my permission. My body was tampered with against my wish to please Allah. I've never had any problems and I've kept myself clean.
I just don't see why a person can't be a Muslim if he does everything right but has a foreskin.
@Shaik Abdul Cader Dawood:
Nails, Pubic Hair, Armpit Hair, Moutache grow back but a foreskin dos not.
Best Answers: Does Islam recognize a Muslim if he is not Circumcized?
Vina | 7 days ago
The Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “The fitrah (natural disposition) is five things: circumcision, removing the pubic hair, trimming the moustache, cutting the nails, and plucking the armpit hairs.”
By not being circumcised you will not leave the folds of Islam.
So tell me brother, why are we not questioning our parents' decision to clip our nails and cut our hair when we were little children. How dare they deform us and tamper our bodies without our permission? People can live with long nails and long hair. There might be ill consequences, but those are the risks people may have. So should it not be upto them to decide?
The previous generations and ancestors did not use urinals. People created the chances of being clean. They would have used water or some paper. Even then, Muslims used to circumcise to be better of in hygiene.
Nowadays, urinals are very common. People do not clean themselves (or at least I haven't noticed them doing so) after using the urinals. There is a higher risk now, than it was before.
To give you a very brief answer:
You will not become a Non-Muslim by not circumcising yourself.
Allah Know Best.
You are right. They (hair and nails) do grow back.
But to get back to your sub-question:
-What gives them right to do so? even if it does grow back, do they have the right to cut-off something from our body without asking us first?
-Why should we prevent the parents from doing something that benefits the child (cutting hair, nails or foreskin***), even if it only causes a little pain for a short while? I agree they shouldn't do it if it will cause the kid some serious problem.
The real issues, I feel, you have with circumcision:
1. Foreskin won't grow back (Why do you want to bring back your foreskin anyways?)
2. Little painful (However, now doctors use anesthesia to numb the pain).
3. Parent's doing something without asking our permission (If it benefits us and doesn't cause any health problem why should we object?)
Finally your main question:
Like I said previously, I don't believe (from what I have researched) you will become a non-believer if you do not circumcise.
So you will be recognized as a Muslim even if you are not circumcised.
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Walaikum Salaam (and peace be upon you)
Brother, it is not a Fard or compulsory for a Muslim man to be circumcised. It is a Sunnah. It is Mustahab. It is encouraged. It is a Sunnah of Prophet Ibrahim (pbuh), which our beloved Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) also taught Muslim men to follow. Even in various other religions like Judaism and Christianity, a person should be circumcised. Even though it says that the Christian do not follow. It is mentioned in the Gospel of John, Chapter 7 Verse 22, that Moses (pbuh) brought the covenant of circumcision and in the Book of Acts Chapter 7, Verse 8 that the covenant of circumcision was given and that it is mentioned in the Gospel of Luke, Chapter 2 Verse 21 that Jesus Christ (pbuh) was circumcised on the eighth day. Inspite of this, the Christians do not follow the law of circumcision.
What are the scientific reasons, the logical reasons: Why a man should be circumcised? Normally in circumcision the profuse or the fore skin of the male organ, the excess skin is cut, which prevents several diseases. For example a person who is not circumcised he has chances of having phymosis the meitis, the opening of the prepuse it can get narrowed and there can be difficulty in mixtuating i.e. urination. There can be paraphynosis if the prepuse is construited it will be tight. Once it is inserted it do not go back to normal position. There can inflammation of the glands.It can be swollen. It can paraphinosio. It can lead to aversion of skin. There are several cases which I as a doctor that the prefuse get stuck even on the zip of the trouser. That causes ulceration. It is quite common. So if you are not circumcised there are chances of several diseases. There can even be inflammations of the profuse called…….The inflammation of the glands is called as……. The inflammation of both together the glands and the profuse…. Which is again very painful. There are chances of a person who is not circumcised he can have carcinoma, cancer of the penis. You know why? It is due to unhygienic conditions It can cause carcinoma of the penis which is a situation which is very dreadful. Imagine cancer of the penis. The life can be spoiled. The chances that they can be ….in the …..because in the embryonic stage when the infant is small, if we do not have cleaning of the prepuse, the chances are stone can develop. There are various diseases, which can be associated if a man is not circumcised like genital herpes. There can be gangrene Gowiherle* there can be Lymph Gowiherle*, even the wife of the man who is not circumcised has chances of getting affected. Several medical reports which had appeared in the Indian papers several times that there are high chances of the cancer of the cervix of the woman who is the wife of an uncircumcised man. She can have a similar disease like genitor herpes, * , * , that is the reason in America today though the lavish people. Muslims have a religious practice of having their child circumcised. There is hardly a small percentage of the American population who do not circumcise yet more than 50% of the children the moment they are born, are circumcised.
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Islam is mainly about submission to Allah orders to do what He said should be done and desert what He said we should not do ... circumcision is one of the rules of islam and no doubt Allah ordered us to do it for a wise reason but we don't have to know all the reasons to do things we should submit, it is mostly recommended unless it will cause chronic harms as most scholars say ... though you can still be a muslim while not circumcised, but I'm not sure how sinful it is breaking such a rule ... and regarding considering it a rule of sunnah doesn't make it easier coz sunnah is about the way of practicing Islam .... Allah knows best
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Don't lsn to these idiots , a man who becomes a muslim doesn't have to circumsize and its called SUNNAH(optional) , the converters have an easier life than the normal muslims
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I don't think it's necessary for adult converts, circumcision is done very early. Ask an imam though.
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