Sexual Ethics and Islam

Feminist Reflections on Qur'an, Hadith, and Jurisprudence
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Author(s): Kecia Ali
Original Publish Date: Jan 07, 2016
Product Number: EB00651834
Released: Mar 11, 2016
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781780748535
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Description

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 collection of essays, feminist academic Dr 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 inspects 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 undergraduates and the interested reader alike, Sexual Ethics and Islam is an essential tool for understanding modern Islam in today's increasingly sexualised world.

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