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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But I do suggest not being so quick to call it haram . Perhaps it's a ... The author
accepts the basic validity of concepts such as haram and halal33 and seems to
respect legal authority when she suggests that “ a fatwa ” might be required .
There are also references to female circumcisers in other contexts that certainly
suggest some form of clitoral excision was an accepted , if not necessarily
universal , practice among some Arab tribes at the time of the Prophet .
Opponents of ...
222 provides some material suggesting the term might have been understood to
refer to the prepuce , but the preponderance of his material suggests it means
clitoris . See also Faruqi , Faruqi's Law Dictionary , p . 76 ( where he also gives
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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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