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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His adoption of the terminology of mutilation used by the practice ' s opponents
makes his position very clear . Islamic legal texts , such as that by Ibn Naqib al -
Misri and ' Umar Barakat quoted above , use the neutral / positive term khitan ...
22 Likewise , the Muslim Women ' s League position paper on Sexuality argues
that “ The practice of clitoridectomy . . . is totally un - Islamic because it is in direct
violation of both Qur ' an and hadith which clearly stress the importance of ...
... as the occasion - of - revelation literature seems to suggest that position - wise ,
it is not the placement of the man ' s body but his decision about the position that
matters ) , one must ask whether the egalitarian vision of gender justice that I ...
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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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