by Muslim Women's League January Until recently, the majority of the world's over one billion Muslims had scarcely heard of female genital cutting (also known as female circumcision and female genital mutilation (FGM)). Aug 11, · Although female genital mutilation in Africa has gained much attention in the West, it is practiced elsewhere in the Islamic world. Among social. FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION: AN ISLAMIC PERSPECTIVE. by Imad-ad-Dean Ahmad, Ph.D. Minaret of Freedom Institute. THE MFI PAMPHLET SERIES, initiated by the Minaret of Freedom Institute aims to make widely available, at a minimal cost, a summary of authentic Islamic positions on important issues of the day.