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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Bypassing Islamic legal thought ( which , as will be seen below , does not
seriously consider the possibility that any samesex relationship could be lawful ) ,
such reconsideration usually begins with the Qur ' anic discussion of male and
37 Even a preference for male youths over and above female partners , explored
satirically by ninth - century littérateur al - Jahiz in his famous essay “ Maids and
Youths , " 38 did not make a man “ homosexual ” in the sense that Duran or ...
The extensive discussions of divorce and widowhood surrounding the “ degree ”
verse in Surah 2 take the male as the hearer ( “ you ” ) and the female as the
subject or object of the revelation ( “ they ” ) , but do so in order to promote
women ' s ...
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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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