We were created in the nature He created us, though some aspects He requires us to maintain. Long nails can cause harm and are unclean, so it is part of our nature as human beings to trim them. Excessive growth of pubic hair carries odor and could be a haven for filth and disease, so we trim our pubic hair. Similarly, the uncircumcised foreskin can be a haven of filth and infection, not to mention spreading of this filth during intercourse, so circumcision removes this harm. A person who doesn't do these things is closer to an animal than a human.
If Fitrah means what is natural, and if having circumcision is Fitrah, does that mean that Allah created us in an unnatural or wrong form that we have to fix it by hand?
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Will each of you please rate and describe the importance of humility in terms of your respective world views?
If God really did create everything, how would anyone know?
Answers: Atheist, Christian
My understanding of reincarnation is that your frame of mind in this life effects how your next one. Those with disabilities and mental illness cannot help their frame of mind. Are they therefore doomed to a less desirable future existence?
Apologeticspress.org and CARM.org disagree on whether baptism is needed for salvation. Both are Christian and both quote the Bible in support. Who is right and why?
If Muslims accept the Psalms as scripture, who is the "son" in Psalm 2?
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