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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There is no consensus as to whether the Qur ' an even mentions female same -
sex activity . It might or might not be the subject of Surah 4 , verse 15 , which
orders that , with the incriminating testimony of four witnesses , “ those ( fem . pl . )
Their essays center largely on Surah 2 , verse 228 ( the “ degree ” verse ) and
Surah 4 , verse 34 ( “ Men are qawwamun ” ) , notoriously difficult verses for
exegetes concerned with gender justice and equality . Though women constitute
Verses addressed in the second person ) to men discussing women ( in the third
person ) may or may not assume or ... The extensive discussions of divorce and
widowhood surrounding the “ degree ” verse in Surah 2 take the male as the ...
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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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