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Arabo-Islamic Texts on Female Homosexuality, 850 - 1780 A.D. By Samar Habib,

  • Title: Arabo-Islamic Texts on Female Homosexuality, 850 - 1780 A.D.
  • Author: Samar Habib
  • ISBN: 9781934844113
  • Page: 406
  • Format: Paperback
  • Increasingly in mainstream discourse and rhetoric, there only seems to be one very serious and conservative face to Islam, Muslim communities, and their governments Mainstream modern Islamic hermeneutics condemn homosexual orientations, sometimes with punishments as severe as death Nevertheless, there were also instances in Muslim history, culture, and society where reliIncreasingly in mainstream discourse and rhetoric, there only seems to be one very serious and conservative face to Islam, Muslim communities, and their governments Mainstream modern Islamic hermeneutics condemn homosexual orientations, sometimes with punishments as severe as death Nevertheless, there were also instances in Muslim history, culture, and society where religiosity was playful not punitive, where the sexual body was inscribed with markers of pleasure not those of perdition Exploring instances within the Arabian Islamic Empire that negate impressions about Muslim cultures as eternally monolithic, conservative, and orthodox, we can come to a better and nuanced understanding of the complexities of former and contemporary Muslim civilizations The question of gay and lesbian human rights in the Muslim world is a topical and pressing one, and the need now for alternative ways of approaching Islam in the modern world is important than ever The answers to today s modern crisis in human rights for LGBTIQ people lies in looking at the past and highlighting elements that can assist in the creation of a equitable future This publication discovers and brings to the English reader an array of surviving texts penned by Muslim scholars discussing female samesex desire From the tolerant days of the Abbasid caliphate to the celebratory text of Yusuf Tifashi in the thirteenth century and onwards toward growing strictures and greater intolerance, Arabo Islamic Texts reveals a dynamic and lively discourse on sexuality in the Arabo Islamic empire The English translation of a lecture delivered in Arabic in Haifa by Samar Habib is also included in this book.
    Arabo Islamic Texts on Female Homosexuality A D Increasingly in mainstream discourse and rhetoric there only seems to be one very serious and conservative face to Islam Muslim communities and their governments Mainstream modern Islamic hermeneut

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    1. An extremely valuable sourcebook of medieval Arabic texts discussing female homosexuality, the social and legal attitudes towards it, and glimpses of the lives of the women under discussion The book also includes the text of two lectures by the author that provide a context and background for the historic material.

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