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Discussion in 'General Topics' started by khadimu786, Jun 18, 2011.
And what's your point?
"Some interpreted this to mean that preventing pregnancy is not recommended because childbearing is preferred; yet the act is not specifically prohibited"
By analogy, the methods that exist today as contraceptives are lawful for Muslims to use at their discretion. Basically, it is our position that any method that does not involve pregnancy termination is permissible. Imam al-Ghazzali (see previous reference) lists a number of legitimate reasons for practicing contraception, including financial difficulty, emotional or psychological hardship of having many children, and even the preservation of beauty and health."
"Regardless of the challenges of each society, young people must be adequately informed. Also, in some Muslim communities, individuals are encouraged to marry at young ages. They need to be educated regarding sexuality prior to the marriage such that they know what to expect and can consider their options for birth control prior to consummating the marriage."
SOME COURSE RESOURCES:
- Ali, Kecia. Sexual Ethics & Islam: Feminist Reflections on Qur’an, Hadith, and Jurisprudence, Oxford: Oneworld, 2006
- Paul, Pamela. Pornified: How Pornography Is Damaging Our Lives, Our Relationships, and Our Families, New York: Times Books, 2005
- Murad, Abdal-Hakim, “Fall of the Family”, Islam for Today: http://www.islamfortoday.com/murad06.htm
- Yusuf, Hamza. “Climbing Mount Purgatorio: Reflections from the Seventh Cornice”, Zaytuna College: www.zaytunacollege.org/download.php
- Muslim Women’s League, “An Islamic Perspective on Sexuality”, http://www.mwlusa.org/topics/sexuality/sexuality_pos.html