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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... the classical Islamic jurisprudence on which they are purportedly based .
Among Muslim - minority populations in the nations of North America and Europe
, moreover , Muslims are free to apply only those regulations that they choose ,
If one holds that Surah 60 , verse 10 does not apply to the situation of converts in
the West today , then the remaining Qur'anic ... The prohibition of marriage to
mushrikin in the former explicitly applies to both Muslim men and Muslim women
Of course begging the question of how they were expected to apply across the
board even in previous centuries . Peirce , Morality Tales , p . 353 . Michael Cook
addresses this problem , along with a number of related issues , in Forbidding ...
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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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