Circumcision is one of teaching that has been applied in Islam, both men or women. Circumcision has very important functions and benefits for the symbols of Islam.
By circumcision, children have been taught about the importance of health and the cleanliness of body, especially the genital organ.
Circumcision is done by cutting foreskin that is on penis to the head of penis out and protrude. People who usually circumcise has understood about that foreskin.
Cut the foreskin in childhood is more important, because circumcision is easier to be done when they are still kids. The parents should not postpone until they are mature.
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For men, circumcision has a function to ease and quicken the process of physical cleaning as one of worship’s valid requirements, especially something that is related to urine. So in this chance, the article will discuss about importance of circumcision in Islam. Please check it out.
- It is a fitra
Circumcision is one form of fitra (purity). Purity is an obligation for Moslems, if they want to do worships. As Rasulullah Shallallahu wa sallam said, “There are five purity (fitra) : circumcision, shave pubic hair, pluck the armpit, shorten the moustache, and cut the nails.” (Narrated by Bukhari Muslim)
- It is a teaching of Abraham’s religion
Circumcision is a teaching of Abraham’s religion. It is narrated by Abu Hurairah radhiyallahu ‘anhu that Rasulullah Shallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam said, “The prophet Abraham Khalilur Rahman circumcised after he was eighty years old.” (Narrated by Bukhari 6298 and Muslim 370)
Allah Subhaanhu Wa Ta’ala also says,
“Then We revealed to you, [O Muhammad], to follow the religion of Abraham inclining toward truth; and he was not of those who associate with Allah.” (Q.S. An Nahl : 123)
See also : Virtues of teaching in Islam
- A media of self purification
Circumcision is a media of self purification for Moslems. Jumhur ulama obligate circumcision for Moslem men. Because if a man is uncircumcised, it is equal to someone who touch najis in his body. Because the skin in front of his genital organ must contact najis when he is pissing. So, his prayer will be not valid.
See also : Common types of purification in Islam
- Ease a man to clean genital organ
Circumcision can ease a man to wash and clean his genital organ, so its cleanliness always stays awake. While a man who has not been circumcised will be difficult to take care the cleanliness on his genital organ. Because there is a foreskin that cover it.
See also : Cleanliness in Islam
- It can perfect hanifiyyah
Circumcision is a good deed that recommended by Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala. It can adorn The ourward and inward appearance. Because of that, this circumcision is the hanafiyah perfection of Abraham’s religion. It can perfect hanifiyyah or the straight religion.
- It is a symbol of Moslem
When Allah Azza Wa Jalla took an oath and made Abraham as Imam for all human, and promised him as a father for many nations, Prophets and kings (born) from his descendant and multiplied his descendants, there was a sign of agreement.
That sign agreement is every babies should be circumcised. So, circumcision is a sign that they are entering the religion of Abraham. [AdSense-B]
- It is a requirement for those who enter Islam
The Prophet Muhammad Shallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam commanded someone who want to enter Islam to circumcised. He said to him :
“Throw from you the hair of kufr and circumcise.” (Narrated by Abu Dawud 356, it is validated by Syaikh Al Albani in Al Irwa’ 79)
The law of Rasulullah’s command is obligatory, so the command of circumcision in that hadith is obligatory, too.
- It is a differentiator
Circumcision is a part of Shari’a. It is a differentiator between Moslems with Jew and Christian. So that, the law of circumcision in Islam is obligatory. It must be done by all Moslems as another Shari’a.
- Avoid from infections in penis
Circumcision can avoid us from infections in penis. It happens because there is a foreskin that hold on urine. So that, it causes an infection in the tip of penis. To cure it, every Moslems should circumcise. If they do not do that, they will get many diseases in the future, such as penile cancer.
- Avoid from the inflammation of ureter
Based on some research, children who have not circumcised will be attacked the inflammation of ureter. They explained that 95% of children who complain about the inflammation of ureter is those who have not circumcised.
While children who have circumcised will not be attacked that inflammation. In the research of Wizwil, the 36% of eighty eight children are attacked pathogenic bacteria in their blood.
Two of them got kidney failure and two of them was die because the spread of pathogenic bacteria in their body.
- Avoid from the penile cancer
The most of research agree that penile cancer does not attack children who have done circumcision. In United States, percentage of children who get penile cancer is zero.
Because most of United States residents do circumcision, then the condition of cancer there is around 750 – 1,000 conditions every years.
If there is no resident who do circumcision, of course the amount will be multiplied until 3,000 conditions. [AdSense-C]
In some country like China, Uganda and Burturico, their residents do not do circumcision. So that, the penile cancer in there reach 12 until 22 percent from all cancer that attack men. And it is a very high percentage.
- It can minimize genital herpes
The scientist have found that genital herpes can infect through sex and spread. It is very dangerous for those who have not circumcised. Circumcision can minimize the possibility of aids. Because of circumcision cannot avoid us from genital herpes, every Moslems should go far away from adultery, free sex and other misconducts.
- Keep your wife from cancer
Scientists noticed that husband who have been circumcised are less to get ovarian cancer than husbands who have not done circumcision. [It is from the Book Al-Khitan page 76, Dr. Muhammad Al-Bar].
So, by circumcision, husbands can keep their wives from cancer although they often do sex everyday with their wives.
Thus the article about importance of circumcision in Islam. Hopefully, by doing circumcision, we can do one of His commands and we can always keep clean our selves. So, we can avoid from many diseases and teach the cleanliness to our descendants. Amen.