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23. Mar.3 Bouhdiba, Abdelwahab. “The Quran and the question of sexuality,” Sexuality in Islam . Trans. Alan Sheridan. 24. Mar.5 Bouhdiba, Abdelwahab. “The sexual and the sacral.” Sexuality in Islam . Trans. Alan Sheridan. Bivalence is the will of god, and sexuality, which is the relating of male and female is merely a particular case of an absolutely divine wish Bivalence emerges from the Quran Sexual relations are based in opposition, mediates though alternation and becoming and culminates in prayer Duality of the concept refers to both the parity and duality of the sexes Gender duality refers to there always needing to be 2 There is the male and the female, cannot exist without both Procreation repeats creation, therefore love is mimcry of the acts of god You praise god in creation Importance of marriage in religion—constantly mated to please god in your acts Couples: o Distinction of public and private with the males and females in the couple o Separate lives entirely o Sexuality is presence to my body, but also presence to the bodies of others o Social vs. shame/guilt Married life is hierarchized Designed to be male-worshipping The right to beat one’s wife also implies the duty to maintain her and work for her The act of animation of the embryo by god is on in which a spirituality becomes incarnate and inscribed in the biological, but reveals itself to the psyche Reflection of the physical The Sexual and the Sacral Highly recommended to marry. It is a pleasure but it is also a duty Devotion in no way exonerates the rights of the flesh Women must not refuse their husbands Divorce is not favoured by islam, it is the lawful thing most hated by God Always marry, never divorce Women cannot remain unproductive Those who are greatest in the eyes of god are those who have the greatest number
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