The Written Stuff vs.The Not Written Stuff: Sex Education From An Islamic Perspective Part I

Well done Sadia for bringing up this topic. It is most hushed hushed thing in muslims. I think it is high time to come out and speak against for what is wrong in our society and rectify it .

The Human Lens

Part I, Written by By Saadia Haq of The Human Lens

This time in our collaboration we are discussing the unspeakable at length – yes the most tabooed subject among present day Muslim communities; sexual health education and rights.

Islamic countries are complicated really, they are. Just imagine being born in a society where women buying sanitary pads or a boy asking his father about the changes he’s experiencing as a teenager is deemed inappropriate and seriously frowned upon. Here being unmarried culturally stops Muslim youth from gaining sex education and young Muslims marrying too have no proper channel to learn the Islamic teachings on sexuality and intimacy between spouses.

Off course a lot of domestic abuse, patriarchal customs including marital rape of women get happily justified by numerous Muslims in the name of Islam. The present day Muslim male fear of ‘uncontrolled women’ has resulted into justification of male guardianship…

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11 thoughts on “The Written Stuff vs.The Not Written Stuff: Sex Education From An Islamic Perspective Part I

  1. Here in the US the whole country has very poor sex education in general. It’s interesting to hear from a Muslim perspective but it’s something I have also thought about and I totally agree with these statements. It’s very important to be able communicate with ones children and community in an approachable manner while still being firm in our beliefs.

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    1. A writer from the East

      Thanks for your very kind comments on my story and am glad you have found this work interesting, we try very hard to work on putting into mainstream sensitive topics and issues with regards to Muslim communities and I completely agree that we need to do it in a very approachable manner while maintaining our beliefs.
      Thanks to this kind lady for sharing my work and helping me get readers feedback from far and wide, may Allah SWT reward her immensely, ameen.
      PS. do feel free to browse our respective blogs and share feed back, thanks again. 🙂

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