Sexuality Education from an Islamic Perspective
We live in an over-sexualised culture where sex and sexuality have become part of the public domain. This sexual revolution challenges Judeo-Christian and Islamic norms and boundaries. As such, sexuality education is a sensitive and extremely important issue, and its current implementation in schools has raised public concerns. This book explores the subject, contextualising it within the matrix of Islamic beliefs and practices. Islam binds sexuality and sexual education to a moral grid with rights and obligations, justice and equity. There is a dominant discourse and stereotype around ‘Islamic sexuality’, which presents sex and sexuality as the biggest taboo, fraught with fear and seldom discussed. This book dispels such myths and misconceptions, providing an overview of sexuality education in the modern world and the need for such education.
Professor Dr. Muhammad Aftab Khan is retired, having formerly served as Chairman and Associate Professor at the University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan. He has authored 16 books and a large number of reports and research papers.
Professor Dr. G. Hussein Rassool is Professor of Islamic Psychology at the Centre for Islamic Psychology of Riphah International University, Pakistan. He is editor-in chief of the Journal of Integrated Sciences, and his publications include the books Understanding Addiction Behaviours: Theoretical and Clinical Practice, Alcohol and Drug Misuse, Dual Diagnosis, Islamic Counselling and Evil Eye, Jinn Possession and Mental Health Issues: An Islamic Perspective. His most recent book is Islamic Psychology: Human Behaviour and Experience from an Islamic Perspective.
Professor Dr. Shaikh Abdul Mabud is currently Associate Professor of Islamic Spirituality, Ethics and Education at the University of Brunei Darussalam. He co-edited Sex Education and Religion with Michael Reiss.
Professor Dr. Muhammad Ahsan is currently Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) at the International Open University. His research is mainly focused on issues related to community cohesion at local, national and international levels. In addition to authoring several books, he has also produced a large number of reports and journal articles.
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