USA. Dr. Jumana Nagarwala performed FGM on dozens of prepubescent girls. But the prosecutors believes that the doctor may have harmed up to a hundred girls.

Dr. Jumana Nagarwala were arrested more than a year ago in the first case in the nation’s first female genital cutting case. She is described as being defiant and wanting the case against her to be dismissed on different legal technicalitites.

Nagarwala is a member of a small Indian Muslim sect called Dawoodi Bohra and they practice FGM as a rite of passage. That is why Nagarwala claims that it’s wrong to charge her for female genitale mutilation, when she only performed a religious ritual. She said that she only shaved the girls genitals or gave them a “nick”.  She also asked the members of her congregation to lie about it.

Aishah narrated: ‘When the circumcised meets the circumcised, then indeed Ghusl is required. Myself and Allah’s Messenger did that, so we performed Ghusl.’

Jami` at-Tirmidhi 108

Classified as a strong hadith

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