Circumcision and Female Circumcision Cover Image

Sünnet Olma ve Kadın Sünneti
Circumcision and Female Circumcision

Author(s): Aynur Eryiğit Bader
Subject(s): Christian Theology and Religion, Social Sciences, Gender Studies, Theology and Religion, Islam studies, Comparative Studies of Religion, Health and medicine and law, History of Religion
Published by: Anadolu İlahiyat Akademisi
Keywords: Male circumcision; female circumcision; Judaism; Christianity; Islam;

Summary/Abstract: Circumcision is a surgical practice. It is usually practiced for male and sometimes for female in some countries; but female circumcision isn’t common in comparison with male circumcision. Circumcision was practiced by different communities in the past and was accepted as a religious ritual by these nations. Circumcision in Jewish is a covenant with Rabb and Jews so all jews have to circumcise their all sons. Circumcision in Cristianity is accepted as the spiritial cleanliness so they don’t do surginal practice. Cimcumcision among Muslims always is practiced to male but to female in somewhere not by all muslims. Because there are diffirent opinions among Islamic jurists. However circumcision is accepted as a good custom by most of muslims. As known that firstman who was circumcised the Messenger Abraham. After the Messenger Abraham circumcised his sons called İsmail and İshak with the command of God. Circumcision is accepted as medical for male according to most of specialist doctors but not medical for female.

  • Issue Year: 2018
  • Issue No: 37
  • Page Range: 81-107
  • Page Count: 27
  • Language: Turkish