I was curious about the rules and customs of circumcision (khitan) within Islam, and Shia Islam in particular. In Jewish tradition, it's known as a bris milah, it is performed on the 8th day, it is also when we name the baby boy. If it's the first born son, then we perform a special mitzvah called pidyon ha'ben (redemption of the firstborn). It is through the bris that the baby boy enters into the covenant of Avraham, per the instructions given at Mt Sinai. So in Islam (and in particular Sh