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If Allah has perfected everything, then why do Muslims get circumcised?

"The work of Allah who has 'perfected everything' (He created)." (Qur'an 27:88)

"Allah is the One who made the Earth a habitat for you, and the sky as a structure, and He designed you, and has perfected your design." (Qur'an 40:64)

Male Circumcision

Male circumcision is an ancient practice, dating back to several thousand years B.C.. Although there is no mention of it in the Quran, it was commonly done among the early Muslims during the lifetime of the Prophet Muhammad. Muslims consider it a matter of hygiene and cleanliness (tahara). It is also considered to be a tradition of the children of Abraham (Ibrahim), or previous prophets. Circumcision is mentioned in the hadith as one of the signs of fitrah, or the natural inclination of humans -- along with the clipping of nails, removal of hair in the armpits and genitals, and trimming of the moustache.

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A medical doctor might tell you the function of the foreskin on the private part much better, as I am not a science student.

Jazakallah Khair

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