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Al-Ghazali : Marriage & Sexuality in Islam
Al-Ghazali : Marriage & Sexuality in Islam
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Details:  Al-Ghazali : Marriage & Sexuality in Islam,
** Paperback - 196 pages,
by Imam Abu Hamid al-Ghazali,
Translated by Madelain Farah.
Part of the Ihya Ulum al-Din.



Description :


Islam considers marriage as the most intimate communion between man and woman. The mystery of sex finds it fulfilment when intimate spiritual harmony is combined with the physical link. Marriage and family laws are, therefore, an important part of Islamic law for the fulfilment of its ultimate objective of building a harmonious and peaceful human society.


In his inimitable style, Imam al-Ghazali, may Allah be pleased with him, discusses this subject in this small book, and shows how Islam, despite differences in rules and marriage, sets out inviolable principles so that marriage is not distorted by godless understandings now threatening to dehumanise many a society of both the East and West. The Islamic code of marriage and family is second to none in importance in helping to lead a life of goodness and purity.


This work offers a glimpse of the philosophical genius behind the Ihya' Ulum al-Din (the Revival of the Relgious Sciences).





Table of Contents :

---Publishers Note,
---Glossary of Selected Arabic Terms,
---Al-Ghazalis Introduction.

Chapter [1] Advantages and Disadvantages of Marriage,
---General Background,
---Qur'anic Verses on Marriage,
---Traditions of the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace,
---Traditions of the Companions,
---Later Transmittals,
---Sufi Views on Marriage,
---Advantages of Marriage,
------Procreation,
------Companionship,
------Ordering the Household,
------Disciplining the Self,
---Disadvantages of Marriage,
------Inability to seek lawful gain,
------Failure to Uphold Wives' Rights,
------Distractions from God,
---Conclusion.

Chapter [2] Conditions of the Woman and Stipulations of the Marriage Contract,
---Marriage Contract,
---Etiquette of Marriage,
---Requisite Qualities for the Woman,
---Legal disabilities to or restrictions on Marriage,
---Qualities conducive to a happy conjugal life,
------Piety,
------Good Character,
------Beauty,
------Dowry,
------Childbearing,
------Virginity,
------Good lineage,
------Not a close relative,
---Inquiry into the husbands Character.

Chapter [3] Cohabitation, Marriage and the Obligations of Husband and Wife,
---Obligations incumbent upon the Husband,
---Conjugal Harmony,
---Toleration of Wives,
---Asserting Authority,
---Jealousy.
---Support of the Woman,
---Instruction concerning menstruation,
---Equality among wives,
---Insubordination of the Wife,
---Etiquette of intimate relations,
---Coitus Interruptus [latin],
---Etiquette concerning having Children,
---Divorce,
---Examination of the Husbands Rights,
---Exposition of the Rights of the Husband,
---Etiquette for the Woman.

---Index.


**Dimensions 18 x 12cm.


*Includes extensive Footnotes.







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