Sexual Ethics in Islam and in the Western World

Sexual Ethics in Islam and in the Western World

$15.00

Is there any conflict between traditional, conservative sexual mores and contemporary ideas of sexual freedom? Mutahhari responds to this question in an engaging dialogue where he takes on Bertrand Russell in his Marriage and Morals. From the vantage point of a consummate Islamic scholar, Mutahhari points out how the ‘sexual revolution’ in the West was a reaction to the Christian denial of man’s natural desires, and explores whether, from a religious perspective, sexuality must be viewed as inherently evil. He then examines whether sexual values are inborn or learned, and whether social change should necessarily lead to changes in sexual values. He elaborates on the social, spiritual, and psychological consequences of unrestrained sexual freedom and explores the relationship between love and sexuality. This is essential reading for anyone who wants to know the Islamic perspective on sexuality. Murtada Mutahhari was a leading theoretician of the 1979 Islamic Revolution in Iran. As an accomplished scholar of Islamic sciences, he played a pivotal role in forming the modern Islamic discourse which served as the foundation of the revolution. With close to ninety works to his credit, he is considered as one of the leading thinkers of the global Islamic movement in the twentieth century. A publication of IHRC/Ahlul Bayt University – printed by ICAS Press

Book Title Sexual Ethics in Islam and in the Western World
Publisher INSTITUTE FOR HUMANITIES AND CULTURAL STUDIES (IHCS) / ISLAMIC CENTRE OF ENGLAND (ICE)
Type Books
Date Published Oct 14, 2016

Is there any conflict between traditional, conservative sexual mores and contemporary ideas of sexual freedom? Mutahhari responds to this question in an engaging dialogue where he takes on Bertrand Russell in his Marriage and Morals. From the vantage point of a consummate Islamic scholar, Mutahhari points out how the ‘sexual revolution’ in the West was a reaction to the Christian denial of man’s natural desires, and explores whether, from a religious perspective, sexuality must be viewed as inherently evil. He then examines whether sexual values are inborn or learned, and whether social change should necessarily lead to changes in sexual values. He elaborates on the social, spiritual, and psychological consequences of unrestrained sexual freedom and explores the relationship between love and sexuality. This is essential reading for anyone who wants to know the Islamic perspective on sexuality. Murtada Mutahhari was a leading theoretician of the 1979 Islamic Revolution in Iran. As an accomplished scholar of Islamic sciences, he played a pivotal role in forming the modern Islamic discourse which served as the foundation of the revolution. With close to ninety works to his credit, he is considered as one of the leading thinkers of the global Islamic movement in the twentieth century. A publication of IHRC/Ahlul Bayt University – printed by ICAS Press

Want to know more?

Jesus Through the Qur'an and Shi'ite Narrations
$25.00
Jesus Through the Qur’an and Shi’ite Narrations draws from various Islamic texts to provide a comprehensive selection of excerpts pertaining...
Add to cart
The Blood of God - A Commentary on the Ziyarat of Ashura
$25.00
"In an hour of a rising consciousness of Husayn as a singular paradigm of justice who transcends all religious and...
Add to cart
Arabic Morphology Made Simple
$60.00
Arabic Morphology Made Simple is a comprehensive textbook on Arabic morphology aimed at intermediate and advanced students of Arabic grammar....
Add to cart
Essays on Shi’ism- Hamid Algar
$60.00
DescriptionShi‘ism, Iran, and the Islamic Revolution are subjects fraught with political biases and ideological agendas; sometimes, even fiction is presented...
Add to cart
Spiritual Discourses - Ayt. Mutahhari
$15.00
Spiritual Discourses is a translation of the Persian book Guftär-hä-ye Ma 'nawiy the great Muslim thinker and reformer Äyatulläh Murtadä...
Add to cart
Eternal Manifestations: 80 Stories from the Life of Allama Tabataba'i
Sold Out
The anecdotes from the lives our our great scholars serve as deep inspiration for us to continue to work hard...
Salman El-Farsi (Salman the Persian)- Friend of the Prophet
$15.00
Salman el-Farsi was born in Persia (Iran) before the rise of Islam, and was brought up as a Zoroastrian. He...
Add to cart
Business Ethics in Islam - Sayyid Muhammad Rizvi
$15.00
Business Ethics in Islam begins with a discussion on the relationship of human beings with this world, with their Creator,...
Add to cart
Springtime- Imam Mahdi (aj) in the word of Ayatollah al-Udhma Bahjat
$12.00
A unique contribution from a unique perspective and personality. A great short read for all those wanting to get closer...
Add to cart
Who are the Shia? Their true origins and beliefs.
$25.00
Who are the Shī‘a? presents the creedal or fundamental beliefs of Shīʻa Islam while at the same time addressing many...
Add to cart