Sexual Ethics and Islam: Feminist Reflections on Qur'an, Hadith and Jurisprudence
Oneworld Publications, 2006 M07 6 - 192 pages
Whether exploring the thorny issues of wives' sexual duties, divorce, homosexuality, or sex outside marriage, discussions of sexual ethics and Islam often spark heated conflict rather than reasoned argument. In this ground-breaking, lucid, and carefully constructed work, feminist Muslim scholar Dr Kecia Ali asks how one can determine what makes sex lawful and ethical in the sight of God. Drawing on both revealed and interpretative Muslim texts, Ali critiques medieval and contemporary commentators alike to produce a balanced and comprehensive study of a subject both sensitive and urgent, making this an invaluable resource for students, scholars, and interested readers.
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14 According to precedent attributed to the Prophet Muhammad , only enslaved
or never - married offenders are to be lashed ; free offenders who are or have
been married15 are subject to the harsher penalty of lapidation , stoning to death
Men are qawwamun in relation to women , according to what God has favored
some over others and according to what they spend from their wealth . Righteous
women are qanitat , guarding the unseen according to what God has guarded .
of Surah 4 , verse 34 which refers to men ' s financial responsibilities ( “ and
according to what they spend from their wealth ” ) . Other interpreters stress that
the Qur ' an only states that “ God has favored some over others ” ( or “ one over
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In this important revised edition of Ali's major treatise on a feminist approach to Islam, she offers a broad and comprehensive view of how sexual ethics have been defined in Islam throughout history ... Read full review
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This book is excellent! This woman is a brilliant scholar: quotes from a variety of texts, presents both (sometimes multiple) sides of an argument, and honestly reveals her own biases. I can't recommend this book strongly enough!!! Read full review
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