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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illicit satisfaction of desire is punishable , Muhammad explained , so the lawful
satisfaction of desire is rewarded . Female desire , it must be noted , makes no
appearance in these traditions , which presume both the wife's availability and
Even in a largely temptation - free society , there must be lawful outlets into which
sexual desire can be channeled.49 For heterosexuals , this lawful channel is
marriage , but for those with exclusively homoerotic desires , there can be no
The naturalness of same - sex desire for certain individuals constitutes the basic
point of departure for queer - positive Muslim organizations . As the Rainbow
Crescent website declares , in what is presented as an appeal to “ Logic and ...
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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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