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

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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
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Overview

"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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781851684564
  • Publisher: Oneworld Publications
  • Publication date: 6/25/2006
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 767,080
  • Product dimensions: 5.54 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.72 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Marriage, money, and sex 1
2 Lesser evils : divorce in Islamic ethics 24
3 "What your right hands possess" : slave concubinage in Muslim texts and discourses 39
4 Prohibited acts and forbidden partners : illicit sex in Islamic jurisprudence 56
5 Don't ask, don't tell : same-sex intimacy in Muslim thought 75
6 "Reduce but do not destroy" : female "circumcision" in Islamic sources 97
7 "If you have touched women" : female bodies and male agency in the Qur'an 112
8 The Prophet Muhammad, his beloved Aishah, amd modern Muslim sensibilities 135
9 Toward an Islamic ethics of sex 151
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