By Stop FGM Middle East. 4.2.2015. Religious beliefs play an important role in the battle against Female genital mutilation (FGM). Clerics are part of the large-scale campaign against FGM in Iraqi Kurdistan. In this video-clip an Imam explains why FGM is not in accordance with Islam. It is one of four vidoe-clips shown regularly on Kurdish television as part of the campaign by WADI and Unicef.
The woman asks: “Dear teacher, I want to ask you if FGM is a obligatory in Shari’a”. The Iman replies: “My beloved lady, the great God respects women a great deal. “ He recites from the Quran and Hadith. He says in Islam it is important not to bring harm to yourself or others.