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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A second approach would question the usefulness of the concept of “ women's
status ” itself . Muslim women are so diverse in terms of class , geography ,
ethnicity , age , marital history , and education that generalizations about our "
In asserting that the way a question is formulated affects what answer can be
given , Alalwani recognizes a key facet of all intellectual endeavor , Islamic
jurisprudence not excluded . However , he does not acknowledge the extent to
which his ...
That question represents my struggle . I'm not arguing that such a relationship is
halal . My honest answer to that question is I don't know whether it's halal or
haram . But I do suggest not being so quick to call it haram . Perhaps it's a
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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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