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Sexual Ethics And Islam: Feminist Reflections on Qur'an, Hadith, and Jurisprudence Paperback – July 6, 2006
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She has a knack for being able to connect the past with the present as it relates to medieval muslim thinking about gender, sex, marriage, divorce, slavery, intimacy and a whole basket of related topics with the ethics related to them.
Ms. Ali's other detailed and wonderfully intricate book titled Marriage and Slavery in Early Islam coupled with this book is a perfect introduction to Muslims and non-Muslims alike who want to understand the "structure" and "objectives" of these institutions as they took form and evolved in the minds of the pre-modern/medieval Muslim scholars.
Her discussion on this topic is timely and the relevance to today's Muslim scholars, thinkers and policy makers is absolute and is elaborated in a very clear and comprehensive fashion.
This book will open up for those who wish to understand an approach very different from western norms. It was not a position which this reviewer necessarily was comfortable with but one which explains, and yes this book even critiques, that world which has been closed to us. Our previous exposure was to the 1001 Arabian Nights which like the Kama Sutra is outside the day to day lives of its followers while perhaps titalating for western readers.
This is a major contribution to the dialogue which must emerge between our society and Islam.
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So many of these reviews have to be fake. Just look at how they are written! This book actually endorses the slavery of women, owning of women elimination of women rights and sex... Read morePublished 12 months ago by RichardB
This is a truly ground-breaking, required reading book for students/scholars of Islam. And don't be misled by the title: it's not a how-to or a bedroom-issues thing alone, but... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Anthro-dr