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Sexual Ethics and Islam
Sexual Ethics and Islam
Sexual Ethics and Islam


Sexual Ethics and Islam

Kecia Ali




Feminist reflections on Qur'an, Hadith, and Jurispridence




1. Marriage, Money, and Sex

2. Lesser Evils: Divorce in Islamic Ethics

3. “What your right hands possess”: Slave Concubinage in Muslim Texts and Discourses

4. Prohibited Acts and Forbidden Partners: Illicit Sex in Islamic Jurisprudence

5. Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell:  Same-Sex Intimacy in Muslim Thought

6. “Reduce but do not destroy”: Female “Circumcision” in Islamic Sources

7. “If you have touched women”: Female Bodies and Male Agency in the Qur’an

8. The Prophet Muhammad, his Beloved Aishah, and Modern Muslim Sensibilities

9. Toward an Islamic Ethics of Sex