Sexual Ethics and Islam

Feminist Reflections on Qur'an, Hadith and Jurisprudence
Author: Kecia Ali
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
ISBN: 1780748531
Category: Religion
Page: 320
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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

Feminist Reflections on Qur'an, Hadith, and Jurisprudence
Author: Kecia Ali
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
ISBN: 1780740352
Category: Religion
Page: 248
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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.

Sex und die Zitadelle

Liebesleben in der sich wandelnden arabischen Welt
Author: Shereen El Feki
Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG
ISBN: 3446242929
Category: Political Science
Page: 432
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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.

Sacred Tropes

Tanakh, New Testament, and Qur'an As Literature and Culture
Author: Roberta Sterman Sabbath
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004177523
Category: Religion
Page: 534
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"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.

Hamidas Geschichte

Erzählung
Author: Nawāl as- Saʿdāwī
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783423115711
Category:
Page: 131
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Belletristik : Ägypten ; Frau - Islam - Gewalt.

Weiterleben ohne Wenn und Aber

Die Shoah-Überlebende Giselle Cycowicz
Author: Sabine Adler
Publisher: Aufbau Digital
ISBN: 3841216404
Category: Psychology
Page: 224
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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.

Die Erben des Malcolm X

Afroamerikanische Muslime zwischen Widerstand und Anpassung
Author: Katrin Simon
Publisher: transcript Verlag
ISBN: 3839426685
Category: Social Science
Page: 362
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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.

New Directions in Islamic Thought

Exploring Reform and Muslim Tradition
Author: Kari Vogt,Lena Larsen,Christian Moe
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 0857731653
Category: Religion
Page: 288
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How are Muslims to reconcile their beliefs with the imperatives and pressures of the modern world? How should they handle the tension between their roles as private citizens and their religious affiliations and identities? This groundbreaking volume shows in what ways prominent Muslim intellectuals have themselves attempted to bridge the gap by reformulating traditional Islamic notions in a way that is consistent with contemporary understandings of equality, justice and pluralism. The contributors to the book examine the tradition that they seek to reform in relation to the human rights ethic of the modern world. The new wave of Islamic thinking which they represent emerges as multi-stranded rather than defined by a single trend or doctrine. Themes covered include a deconstruction of patriarchal interpretations of the Qur'an; the distinctions between universal and context-specific parts of scriptural injunctions; a re-contextualisation of Shari'a law; and a critique of religious jurisprudence, particularly where this impinges on questions of sexuality and gender. Old texts are re-interpreted through the lived situations of real people today, and which gives full rein to the Muslim intellectual heritage in its entirety. The result is an indispensable portrayal of progressive Islamic thought in the twenty-first century, which will be an invaluable resource for students and scholars of religion, ethics, politics and Middle East studies, as well as policymakers in these fields.

Islam and Homosexuality


Author: Samar Habib
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313379009
Category: Religion
Page: 503
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An extensive collection of essays that examines the place of homosexuality in the contemporary and classical Muslim world.

Gott ist schön

das ästhetische Erleben des Koran
Author: Navid Kermani
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 9783406467387
Category: Aesthetics
Page: 546
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Beyond Slavery

Overcoming Its Religious and Sexual Legacies
Author: Jacqueline L. Hazelton
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230113893
Category: Religion
Page: 352
View: 1958

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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.

Die Araber und der Holocaust

Der arabisch-israelische Krieg der Geschichtsschreibungen
Author: Gilbert Achcar
Publisher: Edition Nautilus
ISBN: 3960541260
Category: History
Page: 368
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Es gibt kaum ein explosiveres Thema als "Die Araber und der Holocaust" - das Terrain ist vermint, voller Vorwürfe und Gegenvorwürfe: Die einen werden beschuldigt, den Holocaust zu verleugnen; den anderen wird vorgeworfen, die eigene Tragödie auszubeuten und die der Gegenseite zu ignorieren. In seiner wegweisenden Untersuchung hat der Politikwissenschaftler Gilbert Achcar das Geflecht der unvereinbar scheinenden Narrative und ihre Rolle im Nahost-Konflikt untersucht. Er analysiert die verschiedenen arabischen Reaktionen auf den Nationalsozialismus, von den ersten drohenden Vorzeichen des Völkermords an den Juden über die Gründung Israels und die von Massenvertreibungen begleitete Zerstörung des historischen Palästina bis zur Gegenwart, und stellt sie in ihren jeweiligen historischen und politischen Kontext. Er kritisiert jede Geschichtsschreibung und politische Propaganda, die durch Antisemitismus und Holocaust-Leugnung motiviert sind. Berechtigte Kritik, darauf besteht Achcar, muss einhergehen mit ehrlicher Selbstkritik. Achcars Buch wirkt befreiend, weil es Möglichkeiten der Verständigung eröffnet, die seit Jahren durch einen erbitterten internationalen Propagandakrieg verschüttet werden.

Ethics: Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide


Author: Andrew March
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019980608X
Category:
Page: 24
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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 www.aboutobo.com.

The Handy Islam Answer Book


Author: John Renard
Publisher: Visible Ink Press
ISBN: 1578595436
Category: Religion
Page: 448
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In an age of continued Middle East volatility, religious extremists, and terrorist threats, the mere mention of Islam and Muslims too often provokes misunderstanding and even rancor. Often overlooked are the important links between the Qur'an and the Bible. Also ignored are the significant historical overlap between Islamic interpretation of history with those of Christianity and Judaism, including the monotheistic belief in a single God. Islam is too often confusing and even opaque to those unfamiliar with it. The Handy Islam Answer Book, is clearly and eloquently written by John Renard, Ph.D., a scholar of Islam with more than 40 years of research and teaching experience. He provides detailed descriptions of the history, beliefs, symbols, rituals, observations, customs, leaders, and organization of the world’s second largest religion. Renard explains the significance of the Five Pillars, Muhammad, various sects, the Qur'an, Islamic law, and much more. This engaging primer is a resource for reliable information about Islam and Muslims and it brings an understanding of the shared humanity that joins Muslims and non-Muslims far more deeply than cultural or religious differences separate them. Truly a must-have reference for our changing and trying times, this user-friendly guide answers nearly 800 questions and offers fun facts that cover Islamic history, religious practices, and Muslim cultural perspectives, including … • When did Islam begin? • Why is Mecca a holy city for Muslims? • Do Muslims worship Muhammad? • What was the fate of Medieval Christian pilgrims to the Holy Land? • What do Muslims mean by the term "Allah"? • What does the crescent moon and star symbol mean to Muslims? • What is the Muslim “call to prayer”? Is it similar to “church bells”? • Do Muslims believe that God “tests” people? • Does Muhammad play a role in Islamic spirituality in a manner similar to Jesus’ role in Christianity? • Is jihad a legal concept for Muslims? • Is it true that Muhammad both preached and engaged in military campaigns? • Do Muslims, Christians, and Jews worship the “same God”? • Why do Jews, Christians, and Muslims all claim parts of Israel/Palestine as “Holy Land”? • Why do some people, such as the Taliban, not want girls to get an education? • Does Islam require wearing face veils? • Does Islam have theologians like Augustine and Thomas Aquinas and the other great Christian thinkers? • Is there any similarity between Muslim and Christian art? Muslims are diverse, and they have a vast spectrum of views about Islam. The Handy Islam Answer Book aims for understanding, which is the first step to uniting, instead of dividing. This helpful books provides a historic timeline, a glossary of commonly used terms, a genealogy from Adam to Muhammad and beyond, a calendar of major observances, and a bibliography help further exploration of one of the world’s great religions.

Männliche Homosexualität


Author: Richard C. Friedman
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3642956998
Category: Psychology
Page: 334
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Anhand zahlreicher Fallberichte und unter Einbezug unterschiedlichster Lehrmeinungen läßt Friedman ein Bild von männlicher Homosexualität entstehen, das anschaulich und differenziert Entwicklung und Lebensstile beschreibt - und damit Vorurteilen sowohl der Alltagsmeinung wie auch einigen offiziellen Lehrmeinungen entgegenwirkt. Friedman plädiert für einen interdisziplinären Ansatz: Zwar hält er die psychoanalytische Argumentation stringent aufrecht. Er läßt dabei jedoch keinen Zweifel daran aufkommen, daß sozial- und sexualwissenschaftliche, familiendynamische wie auch neuropsychologische und endokrinologische Kenntnisse für ein umfassendes Verständnis männlicher Homosexualität ganz wesentlich sind und keinesfalls außer acht gelassen werden dürfen. Es ist Friedman gelungen, eine kritische Abhandlung - anschaulich und verständlich geschrieben - zur männlichen Homosexualtät vorzulegen, die mit Gewinn zu lesen ist.

Imam Shafi'i

Scholar and Saint
Author: Kecia Ali
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
ISBN: 1780740042
Category: Religion
Page: 160
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In this innovative study, Kecia Ali examines the forefather of the second largest of the four principal Sunni schools of jurisprudence, the Shafi‘i. Gifted poet and outstanding Islamic Scholar, Abu Abdullah Muhammad ibn Idris al-Shafi'i (767-820) firmly rejected the use of common sense in Islamic legal rulings, arguing that the only valid sunnah (or prophetic religious traditions) were directly handed down from Muhammad by Hadith. Kecia Ali is Assistant Professor of Religion at Boston University. She is a world authority on Islamic jurisprudence, and author of Sexual Ethics and Islam: Feminist Reflections on Qur'an, Hadith and Jurisprudence.

Sufi Narratives of Intimacy

Ibn 'Arabī, Gender, and Sexuality
Author: Sa'diyya Shaikh
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 0807869864
Category: Religion
Page: 304
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Thirteenth-century Sufi poet, mystic, and legal scholar Muhyi al-Din ibn al-'Arabi gave deep and sustained attention to gender as integral to questions of human existence and moral personhood. Reading his works through a critical feminist lens, Sa'diyya Shaikh opens fertile spaces in which new and creative encounters with gender justice in Islam can take place. Grounding her work in Islamic epistemology, Shaikh attends to the ways in which Sufi metaphysics and theology might allow for fundamental shifts in Islamic gender ethics and legal formulations, addressing wide-ranging contemporary challenges including questions of women's rights in marriage and divorce, the politics of veiling, and women's leadership of ritual prayer. Shaikh deftly deconstructs traditional binaries between the spiritual and the political, private conceptions of spiritual development and public notions of social justice, and the realms of inner refinement and those of communal virtue. Drawing on the treasured works of Sufism, Shaikh raises a number of critical questions about the nature of selfhood, subjectivity, spirituality, and society to contribute richly to the prospects of Islamic feminism as well as feminist ethics more broadly.

Islam und Homosexualität

ein schwieriges Verhältnis
Author: Muhammad Sameer Murtaza
Publisher: Tredition Gmbh
ISBN: 9783743906778
Category:
Page: 52
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Die uberwaltigende Mehrheit der Muslime ist uberzeugt, dass eine homosexuelle Lebensweise nicht mit dem Islam vereinbar ist. Der Islamwissenschaftler Muhammad Sameer Murtaza untersucht die islamischen Quellen und kommt zu einer differenzierteren Antwort.