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Medical Issues

  • Contraception
  • Abortion
  • Artificial Insemination and In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
  • Gender Change
  • Autopsy, Anatomical Dissection and Transplantation
  • Circumcision
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    Q50. Is circumcision obligatory?
    A. Circumcision of boys is obligatory in itself and as a condition for the validity of tawāf in both hajj and ‘umrah. If it is left until the boy attains adulthood, it becomes obligatory on him to have circumcision.
    Q51. A person did not have circumcision. However, there is no foreskin on the penis. Is it obligatory on him to have circumcision?
    A. If there is no foreskin on it, it is not a case of obligatory circumcision.
    Q52. Is girls’ circumcision obligatory?
    A. It is not obligatory.
  • Study of Medicine
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