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.
"Ali is willing to ask the tough questions. A refreshing analysis of sexual ethics in Islam."
2 page review, positive critic, for addition to courses and future academic discussion
"For too long debates over sexuality and religion have lapsed into a ‘don't ask-don't tell' state of mind. Professor Ali is willing to ask the tough questions."
"This book is a vigorous and engaging contribution to a very important dialog."