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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This verse describes men and women separately but in parallel fashion that
makes absolutely clear their spiritual equality . Though an equivalent meaning
could have been conveyed by the use of these terms in the masculine inclusive
In the process , one must acknowledge that esteeming equality as the most
important interpersonal value is a peculiarity of some modern Muslims and not
something inherent in the text of the Qur ' an . Feminist exegetes must take care
not to ...
26 ; and Mashhour , “ Islamic Law and Gender Equality , ” p . 569 . The latter
argues that “ what is definitely clear in the Quran is that all its texts encourage the
release of slaves . ” Wadud expressed a similar view in Qur ' an and Woman , p .
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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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