Speaker’s corner: Nohoudh PhD scholar Ziad Amir on “Victorian Perspectives on Islamic Sexuality”

By Myriam Francois|September 7, 2015|Speaker's Corner|1 comments

The issue of sexuality in Islam has been a common target of criticism against the religion since the earliest European perspectives. From the 9th Century, writers and travellers understood Islam as sanctioning the fulfilment of lusts, which Christian thinkers perceived as being detrimental to the spirit, and rationally argued as being contrary to natural law. The framework within which such reproaches were deployed held Christian marital and sexual values as

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