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The moral-sexual empowerment of women and children in hadith literature

Bakour Mohamad, Bachar (2023) The moral-sexual empowerment of women and children in hadith literature. al-Burhān: Journal of Qurʾān and Sunnah Studies, 8 (2). pp. 105-116. ISSN 2600-8386

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Sex, a human innate disposition, is a basic need for the survival of the human race. Islam, which acknowledges this intrinsic need, sets up the institution of marriage as the primary appropriate avenue for satisfying this desire and living a moral and peaceful life. In marriage, two souls are united together so that they may enjoy tranquillity and stability with sincere love, mercy, and harmony. The teachings of Islam present a picture of gender equality. Integral to this policy of egalitarianism is to empower women at different societal levels, including generating awareness of sexual rights and duties, the lawful as well as the prohibited. This study briefly delineates the salient features of women and child sexual empowerment within the specific epistemic and cultural soil of Islamic tradition. The selected collections of hadith reports are taken from Jami‘ al-Usoul fi Ahadith al-Rasoul by Ibn al-Athīr. The method applied here is inductive, drawing insights from specific hadith collections to derive broader understandings of sexual empowerment within the Islamic context. The linchpin of Islamic sexual empowerment is to staunchly advocate decency and maintain morality in the relationship between the two sexes in private and in public.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Subjects: BPK Islamic law. Shari'ah. Fiqh > BPK36 Islamic law (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Fundamental and Inter-Disciplinary Studies (Effective: 5th Feb 2014)
Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences
Depositing User: Bachar Mohamad Bakour
Date Deposited: 14 Dec 2023 09:25
Last Modified: 14 Dec 2023 09:25
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/108785

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