Sex, Soul and Islam
Osman Sidek, Enon Mansor
SEX, SOUL AND ISLAM tells a story of an unlikely alliance between two opposite elements of the human experience – the carnal and the spiritual. The sexual instinct could potentially spoil the soul’s quest for paradise. Instead, they become companions when a believer embraces Islam’s revelations on the sex-soul connection.
This fascinating title by Singapore counsellors and writers Osman Sidek and Enon Mansor situates sex in an Islamic worldview, revisits the spirit behind the letter of its sexual laws, and describes how paradises on earth can thrive – where married couples may dwell in tranquillity, love and mercy.
Along the way, the book explains how marriage anchors this alliance, reframes a prevalently male-serving view of conjugal rights and reintroduces sensual pleasuring as the underlying theme behind the Islamic outlook on lovemaking.
The authors explain how classical Islamic perspective regarding sex might navigate pornography, oral sex, sex toys, fantasy roleplay and BDSM, among other – using insights from the social sciences, sexual therapy and the writers’ own counselling experience.