Sexual Ethics and Islam

Author: Kecia Ali
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
ISBN: 9781780748535
Release Date: 2015-12-21
Genre: Religion

Whether exploring the thorny issues of wives’ sexual duties, divorce, homosexuality, or sex outside marriage, discussions of sexual ethics and Islam often spark heated conflict rather than reasoned argument. In this groundbreaking, lucid, and carefully constructed work, feminist Muslim scholar Dr Kecia Ali asks how one can determine what makes sex lawful and ethical in the sight of God. Drawing on both revealed and interpretative Muslim texts, Ali critiques medieval and contemporary commentators alike to produce a balanced and comprehensive study of a subject both sensitive and urgent, making this an invaluable resource for students, scholars, and interested readers.

Sexual Ethics And Islam

Author: Kecia Ali
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
ISBN: 9781780740355
Release Date: 2006-07-06
Genre: Religion

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.

Sex und die Zitadelle

Author: Shereen El Feki
Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG
ISBN: 9783446242920
Release Date: 2013-02-25
Genre: Political Science

Dieses Buch wagt sich an ein Tabu: Fünf Jahre lang hat Shereen El Feki Frauen und Männer in den arabischen Ländern, vor allem in Ägypten, befragt, was sie über Sex denken und welche Rolle er in ihrem Leben spielt. El Feki schildert bewegende Schicksale, erläutert historische Hintergründe und liefert aufschlussreiche Daten. Anhand der verschiedenen Aspekte von Sexualität eröffnet sie völlig neue Einblicke in das Innenleben der sich wandelnden arabischen Welt. Sie betont, dass den Islam eigentlich eine positive Haltung zur Sexualität auszeichnet, vertritt aber zugleich die provokante These, dass ohne einen freieren, offeneren Umgang damit die politisch-soziale Entwicklung in den arabischen Gesellschaften weiterhin stagnieren wird.

Secular and Islamic Feminist Critiques in the Work of Fatima Mernissi

Author: Raja Rhouni
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004176164
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Social Science

This book presents a detailed critical analysis of the work of Fatima Mernissi. Mernissi is considered to be one of the major figures in Feminist thought for both Morocco and Muslim society in general. This work discusses Mernissi's intellectual trajectory from 'secular' to 'Islamic' feminism in order to trace the evolution of so-called Islamic feminist theory. The book also engages critically with the work of other Muslim feminists, using frameworks and approaches developed in the works of Muslim reformist thinkers, namely Mohammed Arkoun and Nasr Abu Zaid, with the aim of engaging the theorization of this emerging Feminism.

Sacred Tropes

Author: Roberta Sterman Sabbath
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004177529
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Religion

"Sacred Tropes" interweaves Tanakh, New Testament, and Qur'an essays which collectively and individually enlist literary approaches including environmental, cultural studies, gender, psychoanalytic, ideological, economic, historicism, law, and rhetorical criticisms. "Sacred Tropes" represents a pioneering, comparatist approach to Abrahamic studies.

Weiterleben ohne Wenn und Aber

Author: Sabine Adler
Publisher: Aufbau Digital
ISBN: 9783841216403
Release Date: 2018-08-17
Genre: Psychology

Die faszinierende Geschichte einer Frau, die ihr Leben denen widmet, die der Shoah entkamen: Als junges Mädchen las Giselle „Heilung durch den Geist“ von Sigmund Freud. Sie war elektrisiert und wollte so wie er eines Tages bei Patienten Traumata zutage fördern, um sie zu eilen. Doch die Nazis deportierten sie samt ihrer Familie 1944 in das Vernichtungslager Auschwitz. Sie überlebte, floh in die USA, wo sie sich ein neues Leben aufbaute. Erst im Alter von 44 Jahren verwirklicht sie ihren Plan, Psychologie zu studieren. Mit über neunzig Jahren praktiziert sie noch immer. Als Traumatherapeutin kümmert sie sich um Holocaust-Überlebende in Israel. Ihre Arbeit wird nicht weniger, denn auch die Generationen der Nachkommen suchen Hilfe. Die Shoah ist keine Krankheit, von der man genesen kann. Dennoch bewegt Giselle die Frage, ob ein gutes Leben nach der Erfahrung der Unmenschlichkeit noch möglich ist.

Innovation in Islam

Author: Mehran Kamrava
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520266957
Release Date: 2011-04-18
Genre: History

“In a clear and historically incisive argument, Kamrava and the other contributors indicate how the Islamic concept of innovation (Arabic, bid ‘a) is an essentially contested and adaptive concept. Since the time of the Prophet Muhammad, Muslims have vigorously argued about its meaning and how to apply it. This incisive collection of essays range far beyond the confines of theology and jurisprudence, integrating ideological concerns with the exigencies of mundane ones, as well as crossing the sectarian divide of Sunni and Shia.” —Dale Eickelman, author of Muslim Politics "The economic and political underdevelopment of the Islamic world is commonly attributed to conservatism rooted in Islam. This splendid collection of provocative essays addresses the issue from several different perspectives and in various contexts. Collectively, the essays provide a broad introduction to the topic of innovation in Islam, both through what they teach and what they invite the reader to pursue." —Timur Kuran, author of The Long Divergence: How Islamic Law Held Back the Middle East “Muhammad brought new ideas and practices to the monotheistic tradition, but Muslim scholars interpreting the Qur’an and ahadith sought to squelch ideas that smacked of innovation. Such is the conventional wisdom. But Mehran Kamrava leads a stable of distinguished scholars in demonstrating persuasively that innovation has never ceased to mark the Islamic tradition. Indeed, the greatest modern innovators may be those Islamists who denounce innovation! These powerful essays overwhelm the conventional wisdom.” —Robert D. Lee, author of Religion and Politics in the Middle East: Identity, Ideology, Institutions, and Attitudes

Women and Islam

Author: Zayn Kassam
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 027599158X
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Religion

A collection of essays to stimulate discussion and help readers achieve a more sober understanding of the lives of Muslim women around the world.

Die Erben des Malcolm X

Author: Katrin Simon
Publisher: transcript Verlag
ISBN: 9783839426685
Release Date: 2014-12-31
Genre: Social Science

Seit dem 19. Jahrhundert finden Afroamerikaner im Islam eine attraktive Alternative zum Christentum. Prominente Konvertiten wie Malcolm X und Muhammad Ali sind Ikonen eines Islam, der auf Selbstdisziplinierung und Aufstiegswillen setzt. Anhand ethnographischer Quellen und deren Einordnung in sozialwissenschaftliche Diskurse zu US-Geschichte und Gesellschaft zeigt Katrin Simon auf eindrückliche Weise, dass der »Black Islam« ein eigenständiges Phänomen ist, der sich vom Islam der Einwanderer unterscheidet. So entsteht ein einmaliger Blick in ein Amerika, in dem Ghetto-Imame und verschleierte Feministinnen gegen Rassismus auch in den eigenen Reihen kämpfen.

Gott ist sch n

Author: Navid Kermani
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 3406467385
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Aesthetics

Ethics Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide

Author: Andrew March
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199806089
Release Date: 2010-05-01

This ebook is a selective guide designed to help scholars and students of Islamic studies find reliable sources of information by directing them to the best available scholarly materials in whatever form or format they appear from books, chapters, and journal articles to online archives, electronic data sets, and blogs. Written by a leading international authority on the subject, the ebook provides bibliographic information supported by direct recommendations about which sources to consult and editorial commentary to make it clear how the cited sources are interrelated related. A reader will discover, for instance, the most reliable introductions and overviews to the topic, and the most important publications on various areas of scholarly interest within this topic. In Islamic studies, as in other disciplines, researchers at all levels are drowning in potentially useful scholarly information, and this guide has been created as a tool for cutting through that material to find the exact source you need. This ebook is a static version of an article from Oxford Bibliographies Online: Islamic Studies, a dynamic, continuously updated, online resource designed to provide authoritative guidance through scholarship and other materials relevant to the study of the Islamic religion and Muslim cultures. Oxford Bibliographies Online covers most subject disciplines within the social science and humanities, for more information visit

Beyond Slavery

Author: Jacqueline L. Hazelton
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9780230113893
Release Date: 2010-10-25
Genre: Religion

This book looks at a United States that continues to be driven by racial and cultural divisions, from the disproportionately high number of incarcerated African Americans to heartfelt disagreements over the true nature of marriage and the proper role of faith in public policy.