n Journal for Islamic Studies - Sexing Islamic theology : theorising women's experience and gender through and

Volume 33, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0257-7062



This paper explores Muslim religious subjectivities as reflected in two central Islamic ideals, namely, (servant of God) and (moral agent). Drawing on the insights provided by Islamic feminists, we bring their theological views on and into conversation with issues of sexuality and sexual praxis in the lives of contemporary South African Muslim women. By paying particular attention to the various ways in which South African Muslim women navigate the God/believer relationship as part of sexual decision-making, this paper problematises the ambiguities that mark religious discourses on sex for the cultivation and fulfilment of the roles of and .

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