1. You have already been debunked on the 'Order from Prophet' and 'farmaan' by Anajmi and Porus.
Actually not, because it's already stated in Dawoodi Bohra texts according to IMAM ALIs order.
PORUS has yet to get back on my answey.
Anajmi doesn't agree with it, because he doesn't believe in Imam Ali AS. (If that's his stance, then he's entitled to that opinion). However, for someone who CLAIMS to be a follower of Imam Ali AS, must obey is farmaan. Nothing else.
2. I do not think 'Taharat' is a small concept. I firmly believe that Cleanliness is next to Godliness. But FGM is no way related to 'tahaarat'.
Actually it is related to Taharat. If you read any of the Dawoodi Bohra fiqh (law) books OR the Sunni/Shia books that are in favour of this, this chapter of Circumcision comes under the CHAPTER OF TAHARAT, (just after Wuzu etc).
So, the sole benefit is TAHARAT. That should should be good enough for any believer to follow.
Open your eyes. FGM is cruel. Modern science proves it.
This is where your argument goes extremely faulty.
You prove "cruelty" based on what "Modern Science" says, not what the Prophet SAW and Imam ALI AS wanted instead.
I respect science, but science is a study of theories. One man disagrees with another, there isn't any "eternal truth in it". What one scientist says is refuted by another a few years later. "Modern Science" back in the day talked of Geo-Centric system, today it says Helio Centric. "Modern science" proves Pig material is good for you. Would you obey what "Modern Science" says or what the Prophet says?
The teachings of Islam come above anything anyone else says.
That's why, first come to the crux of the matter. Did the Prophet or Imam ALI say it. Yes or No. That's all a true follower needs to know. Because you yourself talk so well of the Prophet,
which at least shows you respect him, I don't know your opinion about the others:The Prophet was the biggest scientist/sage/master the world has ever seen. The Prophet was endowed by divine knowledge by the Almighty Allah. He was the same man who saved little girls from being buried alive.
History is proof that thousands of ahadith have been played with, misused and fabricated to suit various agendas.
True, that's why we follow our own authentic sources according to us.
By the way, you still haven't summed up the courage to cite your "sources of Islam and the Sunnah". So, what is it?