Sexual Ethics and Islam: Feminist Reflections on Qur'an, Hadith, and Jurisprudence
Annotation Stoning. Slavery. Honour killings. Homosexuality. In the context of Islam, these topics are frequently discussed but little understood. When debated, such emotive issues often spark heated argument rather than reasoned deliberation. In this lucid and carefully constructed volume, feminist academic Kecia Ali examines classical Muslim texts and tries to evaluate whether a just system of sexual ethics is possible within an Islamic framework. Seeking to avoid polemical argument, Ali explores key themes such as consent and control, which are crucial to any understanding of either traditional Islamic sexual ethics or the possibilities for progressive transformation in these ideals. Suitable for students and the interested reader alike, Sexual Ethics in Islam is an essential tool for understanding modern Islam in today's increasingly sexualised world.
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In describing this as a recent development , I do not mean to imply that there
have not been previous instances of sexual activity , potentially including long -
term affective relationships , between individuals of the same sex . What differs is
20 Khaled Al - Rouhayeb , insisting on nuanced readings of texts from different
genres , calls for close attention to the varieties and registers of competing
discourses , allowing for some types of homoerotic desire and even activity to be
Yet the explicit condemnation of same - sex sexual activity in medieval Islamic
legal thought and by most contemporary Muslim thinkers has been tempered by
tacit tolerance for its practice , provided some degree of discretion is observed .
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Sexual Ethics and Islam: Feminist Reflections on Qur'an, Hadith and JurisprudenceUser Review - Publishers Weekly
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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