S ome Muslims are fond of condemning western morality — alcoholism, nudity, premarital sex and homosexuality often being cited as examples. But Muslims do not have a monopoly on morality. In the west, child marriages and sex with children are illegal.
New York Times reporter Rukmini Callimachi recently outlined the Islamic State's systematic, logistically complex program of sex trafficking of captured Yazidi women and girls. Her narrative is chilling; the survivors' testimonies are horrifying. It is obvious that ISIS soldiers and leaders commit terrible abuses, including widespread rape.
Islamic sexual jurisprudence is a part of Islamic family jurisprudence that concerns the Islamic laws of sexuality in Islamas largely predicated on the Qur'anthe sayings of Muhammad hadith and the rulings of religious leaders' fatwa confining sexual activity to marital relationships between men and women. This sensitivity to gender difference, gender seclution and modesty outside of marriage can be seen in current prominent aspects of Islam, such as interpretations of Islamic dress and degrees of gender segregation. In Islam, prohibitions against extramarital sex are strong and permissible marital sexual activities are familiar subjects.
Part 2 Part 3 Part 4. Intimacy between spouses is a beautiful act of worship. A divine experience that has been mired by anxieties fueled by hypersexualized media, Hollywood movies, many cultural beliefs from the East and misinformed 18th century notions rooted in the West.
Islam has forbidden sexual intercourse during menstruation. Say: Menstruation is a discomfort for women. Do not establish sexual relations with them during the menses and do not approach them sexually until the blood stops.
The dignity of human beings and especially the dignity of women is something that is utterly valued and highly sanctified in Islam. Allah chose women to be the carriers of life into existence and this is an honorable position. Wherever she is, the woman must be taken care of, protected and honored.
Disclaimer: The subject-matter and contents of this article are intended for a mature audience only, discussing sex within the context of marriage. Reader discretion is advised. Sex is a normal and essential part of life. For Muslims however, the open discussion of sex is frowned upon usually for cultural reasons but mostly because Islam considers sexuality to be a private matter between husband and wife.
Islam is a holistic way of life. Part of physical wellbeing includes sexual wellbeing and health. God created sex not only for procreation but to fulfil humankinds need for intimacy.