Bodily integrity and male circumcision

Ghiath Alahmad, Wim Dekkers

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5915/44-1-7903

The notion of bodily integrity forms an important part of the value-structure of many religions and cultures. In this paper, we explore the notion of bodily integrity in Islam focusing on male circumcision. Our aim is to contribute to a better understanding of the Muslim perspective and of the differences and similarities between Western and Islamic ethical structures, in particular, regarding the concept of bodily integrity.


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bodily integrity, male circumcision, Islam

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5915/44-1-7903




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