When the eight days were fulfilled according to the law of the Lord, as it is written in the book of Moses, they took the child and carried him to the temple to circumcise him. And so they circumcised the child, and gave him the name Jesus, as the angel of the Lord had said before he was conceived in the womb. Mary and Joseph perceived that the child must need to be for the salvation and ruin of many. Wherefore they feared God and kept the child with fear of God.
An Islamic Perspective
All Muslim boys are required to circumcise, according to the injunctions of Prophet Muhammad . It illustrates on the commonality of the way of life of the Prophets of God and points to the same root of their mission.