7) CIRCUMCISION OF WOMEN
Hadith: O Atiyye circumcize the clitoris superficially which will cause hot flashes and make her appear more beautiful to her husband.
Ýmam Ghazali, Ihyau Ulumiddin
Circumcision is not prescribed in the Quran, either for men or women. Anyone who thinks that circumcision is a contraceptive measure may have it carried out. It is certainly not a Quranic prescription. Yet, the hadith gave it a religious connotation. What is more, this is performed on women for the sake of making them appear more beautiful for their men!
O you who extol Ghazzali and style him as the proof of Islam and the ornament of religion, who consider him as the peak of wisdom, and who equate the hadith with the verses of the Quran, have you had your women and daughters circumcised? If you haven’t already, why don’t you do it now? Or would you be of those who do not follow the sunna? Don’t you know that those who look askance at such invented hadiths are to be considered outcasts? It is unfortunate that these interpolations have made religion into a system of impractical practices. It is furthermore regretable that such information has found a place in the work of important personages like Ghazzali.