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Maledives: Cleric says FGM required by Islam

10.2.2014. Minivan News recently reported that Mohamed Iyaz Abdul Latheef, Vice President of the Maldives Fiqh Academy, believes female circumcision is obligatory in Islam. “The Prophet (PBUH) said: ‘Five things are part of the fitrah [nature] – circumcision, shaving the pubes, trimming the moustache, cutting the nails and plucking the armpit hairs.’ The circumcision in this hadith applies to both men and women,” Iyaz said. Read full article

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