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Sexual Ethics And Islam by Kecia Ali
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Jul 24, 2010

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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 urging that changes be made to some inconsistent, unreasonable and sexist commands of this books highlighted questionable holy texts. Sexual Ethics & Islam is an informative read for anyone wishing to understand the intimate practices and sexual attitudes of those who subscribe to traditional Islamic law and jurisprudence.

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