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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Ultimately , I suggest that reconsideration of dower , spousal support , and
intermarriage provides one possible way of thinking about a new structure for
egalitarian marriage that bypasses the patriarchal presumptions of these rules
and avoids ...
At best , women might get a sympathetic interpretation of doctrines understood to
be Islamic , but it is highly unlikely that they would get sophisticated modifications
of legal rules . My objections to the formation of Islamic law courts in the West ...
The two most salient principles are that one should not expose sinful behavior ,
whether one ' s own or another ' s , and that it is a greater offense to deny certain
rules than to break them . Taken together , these rules render any discussion of ...
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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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