Free circumcision program for young Muslim in Pattaya a cut above the rest

In Pattaya, a recent initiative sponsored by Nongprue Subdistrict has enabled young Muslim males to receive circumcisions, a significant aspect of their faith. Nongprue Mayor Winai Inpitak introduced the programme on April 25 at the Nurul Yaqeen Mosque alongside Pairoj Yuttanava, who serves as the chairman of the Nernplubwan 6 Community.

While circumcision is typically carried out on male infants, the procedure takes on a unique importance for Muslims. Referred to as “khitan,” male circumcision is performed later in life within this religious community for faith-based reasons. As such, it aims to closely align the practice with the teachings and customs of the Islamic religion, reported Pattaya Mail.

In order to bolster support and grant the practice its due respect and legitimacy, Nongprue officials have highlighted the various benefits of circumcision, particularly in terms of personal hygiene and cleanliness. By labelling the procedure as a contributing factor to overall health, they have effectively established a scientific and moral foundation for the cause.

One of the most significant aspects of this project is the Health Insurance Fund of Nongprue Municipality stepping up to sponsor the costs associated with the procedure for all the young males involved. This move not only supports religious practice but also goes a long way in demonstrating the municipality’s commitment to inclusive healthcare and cultural understanding.

Through providing access to essential religious practices such as circumcision, communities like Pattaya demonstrate the value of living in harmony with others from various cultures and faiths. As a result, this programme can serve as an inspiring example for other municipalities seeking to show their support for religious diversity and for fostering a sense of unity within their towns and cities.

The Nongprue Subdistrict’s sponsored circumcision programme represents a positive step forward in demonstrating both cultural acceptance and promoting hygienic practices. With the backing of the Health Insurance Fund of Nongprue Municipality, the initiative has proven successful in delivering essential procedures to young Muslim males, ultimately strengthening Pattaya’s reputation as a city understanding toward different faiths.

Pattaya News


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