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In which religion is circumcision compulsory?
Male circumcision is compulsory for Jews and is commonly practiced among Muslims. When circumcision is performed for religious reasons, it usually symbolises faith in God but it may also be done to promote health and hygiene.
At what age do Muslim males get circumcised?
There is no agreement across the many Islamic communities about the age at which circumcision should be performed. It may be done from soon after birth up to about age 15; most often it is performed at around six to seven years of age.
Why did God want circumcision?
Circumcision was enjoined upon the biblical patriarch Abraham, his descendants and their slaves as “a token of the covenant” concluded with him by God for all generations, an “everlasting covenant” (Genesis 17:13), thus it is commonly observed by two (Judaism and Islam) of the Abrahamic religions.
Why do boys get circumcised?
Circumcision reduces the bacteria that can live under the foreskin. This includes bacteria that can cause urinary tract infections or, in adults, STIs. Circumcised infants appear to have less risk of urinary tract infections than uncircumcised infants during the first year of life.
Is it compulsory to remove foreskin?
Partial circumcision may not always be an option. If your foreskin has become stuck due to the formation of scar tissue, you may need to have the entire foreskin removed. This is often a complication of phimosis, balanitis, or infections that occur underneath your foreskin.
Why did God choose circumcision?
Is circumcision a sin?
In the Old Testament circumcision is clearly defined as a covenant between God and all Jewish males. Circumcision is not laid down as a requirement in the New Testament. Instead, Christians are urged to be “circumcised of the heart” by trusting in Jesus and his sacrifice on the cross.