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    Mithliyyun or Lutiyyun? neo-orthodoxy and the debate on the unlawfulness of same-sex relations in Islam

    Zollner, Barbara (2011) Mithliyyun or Lutiyyun? neo-orthodoxy and the debate on the unlawfulness of same-sex relations in Islam. In: Habib, S. (ed.) Islam and Homosexuality. Santa Barbara, USA: Praeger. ISBN 9780313379000.

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    Book synopsis: Same-sex intercourse is condemned outright under Islamic law, and today, convictions of homosexual behavior are punishable by death in Saudi Arabia, Iran, Mauritania, Sudan, and Yemen. Yet a study of Islamic religion and history shows a more nuanced view of homosexuality than often realized—and evidence indicates that a genuine LGBTIQ movement is gaining momentum in the Muslim world. An extensive collection of essays that examines the place of homosexuality in the contemporary and classical Muslim world. The place of sexual and gender minorities in the contemporary Islamic world is the subject of fascinating new directions in research and scholarly thought. Islam and Homosexuality gathers together 20 experts exploring these issues to provide an expansive look at the treatment of same-sex interactions in Muslim cultures today. Islam and Homosexuality offers one volume on the specific experiences of gay Muslims today and a second volume viewing the issue from a global perspective. Essays explore the lives of LGBTIQ persons in both Islamic nations and Muslim communities in non-Islamic countries. Additional writings explore the roots of homophobia in the theology of Islam, the various judgments against homosexuality in the different schools of Islamic law, and the potential scriptural basis for including LGBTIQ persons in the Muslim community. No other resource on the relationship between LGBTIQ persons and the world’s largest religion covers the topic with anything approaching this work’s range or depth.


    Item Type: Book Section
    School: School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > Politics
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2013 11:41
    Last Modified: 18 Nov 2013 11:41


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