This book exposes the most appropriate, peaceful course of matrimonial life in the focus of the practices and advises of the Prophet and his family.
Useful guide including discussions on Western sexual morality, Islamic sexual morality, Islamic view of marriage and women, beginning of sexual life, rules of marriage and the wedding night, contraceptives abortion, and human reproduction. An essential guide for every bride and groom.
Table of Contents
A. Why this book?
B. Sex education.
THE WESTERN SEXUAL MORALITY
A. Christian Sexual Morality.
B. The Victorian Era.
C. The Sexual Revolution.
THE ISLAMIC SEXUAL MORALITY (I) ITS FOUNDATION
A. Defining the Islamic View.
1. Marriage is Highly Recommended.
2. Celibacy & Monasticism is Forbidden.
3. Marriage Helps in Spirituality.
B. Defending the Islamic View.
l . Mernissi ‘ s Views.
(a) Women are considered sexually active in Islam.
(b) Women are a danger to the social order.
(c) There should be no emotional investment in women.
(d) Love should be exclusively devoted to Allah.
2. Al-Ghazali’ s Views.
3. Love for God vis-a-vis Love for this World.
C. Criterion of Moral & Immoral.
1 . Regulating Sex by Morality.
2. Islam and Personal Freedom.
THE ISLAMIC SEXUAL MORALITY (II) ITS STRUCTURE
A. The Beginning of Sexual Life.
1. Bulugh & Rushd.
2. What Should the Youths Do?
B. Handling Sexual Urge Before Marriage?
1. Immoral Ways.
(a) Pre-Marital Sex
2. Lawful Temporary Ways.
(a) Temporary Abstinence.
(b)Temporary Marriage (Mut’a).
1. Whom Can You Marry?
(a) Restrictions based on Relationships.
(b) Restrictions based on Religion.
2. Some Often Asked Questions.
3. The ‘Aqd.
4. The Time of Marriage.
(a) When to Marry?
(b) The Wedding Night.
5. Days & Times for Sex.
6. Sexual Techniques.
(b) Techniques of Foreplay.
(c) Sexual Intercourse.
(d) Anal Intercourse.
(e) Decency and Privacy.
CONTRACEPTIVES & ABORTION.
B. When Does Pregnancy Begin?
1 . Criteria of Shar’i Definitions.
2. The Shar’i Pregnancy.
C. The Contraceptives Methods.
NEW TECHNIQUES IN HUMAN REPRODUCTION
A. Human Reproduction Techniques.
1. Artificial Insemination by Husband.
2. Artificial Insemination by Donor.
3. In Vitro Fertilization.
4. Other Possibilities in Human Reproduction discussed by Our ‘Ulama’.
B. Some Ethical Questions.
l. Destroying the Extra Fertilized Ova.
2. Frozen Embryos.
Appendix I: Sources of the Shari’ah.
Appendix II: The Major Ablution: Ghusl Janabat.
Title: Marriage and Morals in Islam
Author: Ayatollah Sayyid Muhammad Rizvi
Publisher: Islamic Education & Information Center
Pub. Date: 2013/12/14