Sexual Ethics and Islam: Feminist Reflections on Qur'an, Hadith and Jurisprudence

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Oneworld Publications, Jul 6, 2006 - Religion - 192 pages
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Whether exploring the thorny issues of wives' sexual duties, divorce, homosexuality, or sex outside marriage, discussions of sexual ethics and Islam often spark heated conflict rather than reasoned argument. In this ground-breaking, lucid, and carefully constructed work, feminist Muslim scholar Dr Kecia Ali asks how one can determine what makes sex lawful and ethical in the sight of God. Drawing on both revealed and interpretative Muslim texts, Ali critiques medieval and contemporary commentators alike to produce a balanced and comprehensive study of a subject both sensitive and urgent, making this an invaluable resource for students, scholars, and interested readers.

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Sexual Ethics and Islam: Feminist Reflections on Qur'an, Hadith and Jurisprudence

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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

Contents

Marriage Money and Sex
1
Divorce in Islamic Ethics
24
Slave
39
Copyright

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Dr Kecia Ali is Assistant Professor of Religion at Boston University. She previously held research and teaching fellowships at Brandeis University and Harvard Divinity School.

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