"Ali is willing to ask the tough questions. A refreshing analysis of sexual ethics in Islam."
Sexual Ethics and Islam
Feminist Reflections on Qur'an, Hadith and JurisprudenceKecia Ali
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 ground-breaking, 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.
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."