Muslims have long been denying that there is any link with Islam and Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).
In the above video, Dr Ally confirms it is an Islamic practice by acknowledging the reliability of this hadith from Sunan Abu Dawud 5271, which clearly supports FGM:
“Narrated Umm Atiyyah al-Ansariyyah:
A woman used to perform circumcision in Medina. The Prophet said to her: Do not cut severely as that is better for a woman and more desirable for a husband.”
Note – it doesn’t say “don’t cut”: it says “don’t cut severely.”
In the video, Dr Ally doesn’t mention the other Hadith that support the practice, for example Bukhari 5889:
“Narrated Abu Huraira:
Allah’s Messenger said, “Five practices are characteristics of the Fitra: circumcision, shaving the pubic region, clipping the nails and cutting the moustaches short”. Could circumcision here mean just for men? Not according to Sahih Muslim 349:
“Abu Musa reported:
The Messenger of Allah said: When anyone sits amidst four parts (of the woman) and the circumcised parts touch each other a bath becomes obligatory.” Clearly this means the circumcised parts of the male touching the circumcised parts of the female.
Having acknowledged the link between FGM and Islam, Ally then goes on to support living within the law of the land – thank God his land is Canada where the mutliation of girls’ private parts is a criminal offence. Just as well he decided Canadian law is a more reliable moral guide than his own prophet. But a shame that his allegiance to the same prophet meant he couldn’t give it the unreserved condemnation such a practice deserves.