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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Ibn Jibreen opens by accepting his questioner's premise of parity , declaring that
“ sexual relations ” are among the “ needs ” of both husband and wife , but
proceeds very quickly to discuss men and women in parallel , and then to
When a woman spends the night away from the bed of her husband , the angels
curse her until morning . 36 By Him in Whose Hand is my life , when a man calls
his wife to his bed , and she does not respond , the One Who is in the heaven is ...
Nushuz is a Qur'anic concept ; it means the rebellion of the wife against her
Muslim husband's authority , ” she writes . “ The Qur'an only refers to nushuz in
order to describe the punishment a husband must inflict upon the wife in case
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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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