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

ISBN-10: 1851684565

ISBN-13: 9781851684564

Edition: 2006

Authors: Kecia Ali
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Description: Muhammad Rashid Rida is among the most influential Muslim thinkers of theodern period and yet, until now, his writings on religious reform haveemained unpublished in English. In this flagship English edition, esteemedcademic Simon A. Wood rights this wrong by translating and analysing one ofis most important works, "The Criticisms of the Christians and the Argumentsf Islam". Responding to arguments made in the Victorian period that Islam isirrational' or 'inferior to Christianity' and that the unification ofeligious and political power is a 'barrier to progress', Rida sought toefend Islam and often charged Christianity of its own brand of irrationality.ood analyses these arguments and contends that Rida's work cannot beeparated from the period of colonial humiliation from which it originated.e also takes on the traditional accusation that Rida was a fundamentalistnd argues that he was in fact distinctly modernist.

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List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
Publication date: 7/6/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 248
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

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