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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The two epigraphs to this chapter make seemingly contradictory claims about
female genital cutting . The classical legal text calls it circumcision and
pronounces it " obligatory , " while the contemporary imam calls it mutilation and
declares it ...
In any case , female genital cutting is neither universal among nor exclusive to
Muslims . The majority of Muslims do not practice any form of female circumcision
and where it is common , it is generally performed by members of all religious ...
over the clitoris ; the prepuce ) but do not cut off deeply ( i . e . the clitoris itself ) ,
for this is brighter for the face ( of the girl ) ... ( For men , ) it consists of cutting the
foreskin of the glans of the penis , while female circumcision consists in cutting
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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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