Islamic Perspective of Sex : Introduction

Islamic Perspective of Sex 

Abdur-Rahman A. Al-Sheha

Introduction
All Praise is due to Allah. May Allah’s Peace and Blessings be upon His slave servant Messenger Mohammed (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him), and his rightly guided Companions, his family members and his progeny.

Islam assigns man value over and above the rest of the creations. Allah (subhanahu wa ta’ala) created a pair of male and female. He knows best. Human reproduction is impossible without the existence of such a complementary pair. This co-existence complements each other.

Allah (subhanahu wa ta’ala) created the male and the female in a perfect order that indicates His Greatness. Each one is granted a specific mission.

Both, male and female have a specific role to play in this life. No one should defy his role. Therefore, Islam illustrated these various roles in order to leave no room for speculations.

This booklet is an attempt to shed some light on various issues related to this important subject.

There are vague ideas about sex in Islam in the minds of the non-Muslims who accuse Islam with so many unfair and groundless accusations. We are trying to present Islamic views about an important issue in the life of man on earth. If the viewpoint of Islam becomes clear in the minds of critics, it is hoped that they would understand the rational underlying Islamic standpoint.

We pray Allah (subhanahu wa ta’ala) to enable us to achieve the objective we set out to do in this booklet for the benefit of our fellow men. If we succeed, that is by Allah’s (subhanahu wa ta’ala) Grace. If we don’t, it is our own shortcoming.

We hope this booklet would be an interesting, beneficial and instructive.

Abdur-Rahman A. Al-Sheha
P.O. Box 59565,
Riyadh 11535,
Saudi Arabia.

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