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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Although these works are ostensibly concerned with women , the rhetoric on both
sides tends to revolve around sex and ... is a particularly sexual one , symbolized
by fanatical concern with women ' s bodies , “ the veil , ” and female seclusion .
Did these replies express outrage , disgust , or even mild concern at the idea that
' Ali could have referred to a woman in ... My point is that it is not merely
contemporary prudery that Muslims concerned with sexuality have to combat ;
23 . individuals concerned with family honor occasionally acted extrajudicially
when confronted with suspicious behavior . According to Leslie Peirce , in her
study of the Ottoman court of Aintab , “ The law of the jurists did not seriously
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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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