RELG 271 Lecture Notes - Lecture 10: Marital Rape, Hudud, Human Rights Watch

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Muslim Sexual Ethics
February 14, 2017
Sex, Islam and Conflict Kamel Daoud
o In Islam, sex is everywhere
Especially after death
o Orgasms are acceptable only after marriage or after death
o Paradise and its virgins are a per topic of preachers, who present otherworldly
delights as rewards to those who dwell in the land of sexual misery
o The path to orgasm runs through death, not love
o People in the West are discovering with anxiety and fear that sex in the Muslim
world is sick, and the disease is spreading to their own lands
Islam: background
o Islam = complete surrender to God
o Islam as part of an evolving story of divine revelation within the Abrahamic
monotheistic traditions
Moses
Jesus
Muhammad
Seen as the seal of the prophets
o Quran as the perfect revelation
Pure divine world undiluted by human authorship
Muhammad as a scribe, not an author
Tenets of Islam: Articles of Faith
o Theocentric way of life
o Tawhid One God
o Holy books Torah, Psalms, Gospels, Qur’an
First three contain human imperfections
Law of abrogation (Qur’an restores eternal truth of God)
o Prophets proclaim oneness of God, warn of judgement to come
Adam first prophet
Muhammad ‘seal of prophets’ delivering God’s message in final form
o Judgment
5 pillars ‘ibadat’, religious duties, “worships”
o Shahadah there” is no other god but Godm and Muhammad is the propher of
God”
o Salat
o Zakat
o Sawm
o Hajj
Jihad exertion in the way of God (narrow and broad meaning)
Shariah
o Path for life
o Reach of the law
o Categories of law
Obligatory acts
E.g. daily prayers
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Sex, islam and conflict kamel daoud. Muslim sexual ethics: in islam, sex is everywhere. Islam: background: islam = complete surrender to god, islam as part of an evolving story of divine revelation within the abrahamic monotheistic traditions. Seen as the seal of the prophets: quran as the perfect revelation. Pure divine world undiluted by human authorship. Muhammad as a scribe, not an author. Tenets of islam: articles of faith: theocentric way of life, tawhid one god, holy books torah, psalms, gospels, qur"an. Law of abrogation (qur"an restores eternal truth of god: prophets proclaim oneness of god, warn of judgement to come. Muhammad seal of prophets" delivering god"s message in final form: judgment. 5 pillars ibadat", religious duties, worships : shahadah there is no other god but godm and muhammad is the propher of. Jihad exertion in the way of god (narrow and broad meaning) Shariah: path for life, reach of the law, categories of law.

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