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khitan

in Islam, circumcision of the male; by extension it may also refer to the circumcision of the female (properly khafd1PT). Muslim traditions (Hadith) recognize khitan as a pre-Islamic rite customary among the Arabs and place it in the same category as the trimming of mustaches, the cutting of nails, and the cleaning of the teeth with a toothpick.

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