Bodily integrity and male circumcision

Ghiath Alahmad, Wim Dekkers



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.


bodily integrity, male circumcision, Islam

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