Britain’s largest Muslim Organisation Muslim Council of Britain is condemning the practice of female genital mutilation, calling it “un-islamic”.
Members of the organisation have been told that the risks of FGM will bring their religion into disrepute.
According to The Guardian UK, the organisation has issued explicit guidance which criticises the pratice and says it is “no longer linked to the teaching of Islam” and that one of the basic principles of Islam was that believers should not harm themselves or others.
The Muslim Council of Britain is set to distribute flyers to help eradicate the practice that affects 125 million women and girls worldwide and can lead to psychological torment, complications during child birth, problems with fertility and death.
“FGM is not an Islamic requirement. There is no reference to it in the holy Qur’an that states girls must be circumcised. Nor is there any authentic reference to this in the Sunnah, the sayings or traditions of our prophet. FGM is bringing the religion of Islam into disrepute.” says the leaflet.
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