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

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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.
Paperback, 248 pages
Published July 6th 2006 by Oneworld Publications (first published July 1st 2006)
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Ayman Fadel
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I finally read Dr. Kecia Ali's anticipated book Sexual Ethics & Islam: Feminist Reflections on Qur'an, Hadith and Jurisprudence four years after its publication. I'm only reading on vacation these days. Ahough this book has long been on my to-read list, the suicide of Tyler Clementi moved it up to the top. I finished this in a day of travel.
The author presents 8 chapters which each contains an issue that typically generates discussion in the co
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Angie
Once you get over the unnecessarily wordy and slightly self-important tone of the introduction, the book gets very interesting and seems a good introduction to sex and gender-related topics in Islam. It is not, however, a comprehensive overview of these topics but an introduction, and for some readers it may be necessary to have a handy Islam reference guide at the ready in order to explain some of the terms and issues referenced.
Valerie Baber
This was my first in-depth exposure to Islamic law and ethics of any sort. Like the codes of any religion, some of it made sense while other components seemed completely ludicrous. The book, written by Islamic feminist Kecia Ali, was told in a mostly neutral and diplomatic voice, offering the reader the opportunity to explore their own feelings for what is good and what should be examined further within her religion. Due to the texts she focuses on, however, it is easy to assume that she is urgi ...more
Hafsa
An excellent overview of sexual ethics in Islam. Kecia Ali situates her work on two basic questions. The first is the relevance of historical precedence to contemporary circumstances and the second is the appropriateness of using contemporary criteria to evaluate authoritative religious texts in general and prophetic sunnah in particular. She explores "hot" topics such as marraige, divorce homosexuality, slavery, and female circumcision in ways that are neither apologetic nor offensive. She does ...more
Sara Salem
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.
Katrina
Apr 23, 2010 Katrina rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Muslims, feminists
This may be the best book I have read on Islam, covering many issues I have struggled with as a feminist Muslim. She does a great job at clarifying distinctions between what the Qur'an, hadith, and Muslim scholars say about women, gender, and sex, calling into question claims about a monolithic and timeless "Islam" that one can turn to on these important issues and refusing to brush over issues that are problematic for those committed to gender justice, even in the Qur'an itself. My only disappo ...more
Hadia
Overview of Muslim literature/discourse on verses, ahadith and laws considered to be 'gender-problematic.'
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sooo incredible!!
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