Sexual ethics and Islam: feminist reflections on Qur'an, hadith, and jurisprudence

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Oneworld, 2006 - Psychology - 217 pages
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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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User Review  - nabeelar - LibraryThing

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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User Review  - Sara Salem - Goodreads

Interesting book that analyzes the verses in the Qur'an that address sexuality. Although Ali comes to the conclusion that the Qur'an can only be re-interpreted to a certain point, she also reinterprets it based on Western epistemological tools. Read full review

Contents

Marriage Money and Sex
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SameSex Intimacy
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Divorce in Islamic Ethics
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Copyright

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