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Dr. Abdessamad DIALMY Mohamed V University, Rabat, Morocco. Short title: Sexuality and Islam Key words: Islam, Sexuality, Pleasure, Marriage, Public. Abdessamad Dialmy (Fez University) Dr. Dialmy, a sociologist of sexuality, gender and religion, is a former full professor at Fez and Rabat Universities and a . The Middle East Research and Information Project (MERIP) was established in to educate the public about contemporary Middle East affairs. A registered.

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Currently, homosexuals are imprisoned whipped or sentenced to death. Female abdesasmad whose fellowship stipend is grossly insufficient are also at risk of being reduced to prostituting themselves.

Remember me on this computer. Presently it is allowed only in shi’ite lands. Neither of them asks the Moslem jurist if these acts are licit.

In the anonymous urban space, sexual aggression in the street through harassing or rape becomes common. Nahwa dimoucratia jinsya islamia Toward an Islamic sexual democracy.

On the other hand, restrictive sexual standards have gathered strength and have become idealised as a result of the radicalisation of Islam which was brought about by the domination of Wahhabism, an extremely conservative doctrine. Consequently, in the eyes of Islamists and, by extension, of traditionalist populations, the political leadership loses its legitimacy. Gradually, standards are being perceived by Moslems as historical data, liable to be the object of negotiations abddessamad the social forces involved traditionalists and modernists.

It can no longer be postulated that Islam forms a single block that unanimously opposes sexual liberation. It is now possible to suture the hymen before the wedding, in order to convince the husband and his family that there was no premarital defloration Plurality within Islam is real and unavoidable. These findings are exploited by Islamists; using Islam for political ends these Moslems criticise the authorities for not enforcing their co-religionists to abide by Islamic norms. This minor doctrine can today spread thanks to financial support from the oil producing Arabic countries, the aggressive proselytism of abdfssamad muftis, and the broadcasting of their message via satellite television.


But the principle of virginity is also made an object of ridicule. Al Arbai’n al nawawia. Homosexuality has greater recognition when it entails an active role.

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In other words, sexuality is constrained by patterns of masculine and heterosexual domination. All Formats Paperback Sort by: All of these are correlated with an early sexuality, dissociated from marriage and aimed at experiencing sexual pleasure. For its part, sexuality encompasses four main fields which are eroticism, reproduction, affectivity and gender. Help us improve our Author Pages by updating your bibliography and submitting a new or current image and biography.

In Islamic countries, Islamic legitimacy has priority over democratic legitimacy, even where the latter claims to exist. He is called a louat in reference to people of Loth, the Bible prophet.

Next to its biological and psychological dimensions, sexuality is a totally social phenomenon which is largely regulated by Islam where this religion prevails. New standards are shaped by the practice. So jurists diverged about the sanction to apply to homosexuals.

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Zibani Abdessamzd, Brady M. This is most welcome as it allows the formulation of new and modern interpretations. Prostitution In some Moslem countries, poverty is involved but it is not the only and sufficient explanation for people prostituting themselves.


The sexual orientation of the individual is set out as a right in the name of individual freedom. Child prostitution and the spread of AIDS.

According to them, a reform of Islamic sexual morals, which they consider to be transcendent and of divine origin, is not only unnecessary, it is unthinkable.

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AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Once in a while, the authorities embark on repressive campaigns. For the most part Moslem populations hold traditional views on sexual norms. But one could claim that Koran still allows men to have sexual slaves. In line with this logic, neither of the two types of adult passive homosexuality the hassass and the zamel is socially admitted. The latter, of Bedouin origin, is a rigorous, but in actual fact a simple and even a simplistic reading of the sacred Texts.

But this cultural approach especially developed by anthropologistswhich makes the hymen the most costly, if not the only female asset for all Moslem girls, is gradually evolving into a sociological approach: A non-patriarchal definition of masculinity is developed.