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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Even in majority - Muslim societies , there has been a dramatic shift over the past
century in the role of the ' ulama , who once held a monopoly on many forms of
religious authority . Although the ulama retain prominence in a variety of contexts
three items , I am concerned with structures of authority and the shifting and
competing models of authoritativeness invoked by participants in contemporary
debates over sexual ethics . I will address the first three items in a bit more detail
46 In granting men the additional authority to pronounce or take back divorces , “
the Qur'an recognizes men as the locus of power and authority in actually
existing patriarchies , " 47 but does not otherwise stipulate a husband's
superiority in ...
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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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