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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24 Even within a single verse , such as Surah 2 , verse 228 , there can be a
tension between the notion that women have ... Both verses are crucial for those
concerned with gender equality or equity , and the ways that they have been
Their essays center largely on Surah 2 , verse 228 ( the “ degree ” verse ) and
Surah 4 , verse 34 ( “ Men are qawwamun ” ) , notoriously difficult verses for
exegetes concerned with gender justice and equality . Though women constitute
56 Esack discusses Surah 4 , verse 34 as a prime example of a verse
presupposing male listeners ; it also assumes male physical control of women .
The provisions outlining measures to be taken in case of women's nushuz - or ,
more exactly ...
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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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