Family Planning in the Legacy of Islam

This book is the result of a massive research project, gathering fourteen centuries (the seventh to the twentieth) of views on family formation and planning, as expressed by leading Islamic theologians and jurists.

Family Planning in the Legacy of Islam

How has the Islamic view of marriage, family formation and child rearing developed and adapted over the centuries? Is contraception just permitted or actively encouraged? The family is the basic social unit of Islamic society. Even without compelling population pressures, there has been concern with spacing and family planning. This book is the result of a massive research project, gathering fourteen centuries (the seventh to the twentieth) of views on family formation and planning, as expressed by leading Islamic theologians and jurists. The work has been discussed and shaped at each stage by a committee of Islamic experts representing the majority of the Muslim countries. The book provides a much needed source of reference and will be of equal value and interest to professionals in health care and development work and to those working in the academic disciplines of Middle East studies, religion and population studies.

Islamic Ethics of Life

See Abdel Rahim Omran , Family Planning in the Legacy of Islam ( London : Routledge , 1992 ) , 191-92 . In interviews I conducted with Maliki ulema in Morocco in 1993 as well as in earlier years , a number of scholars characterized ...

Islamic Ethics of Life

Islamic Ethics of Life considers three of the most contentious ethical issues of our time--abortion, war, and euthanasia--from the Muslim perspective. Distinguished scholars of Islamic studies have collaborated to produce a volume that both integrates Muslim thinking into the field of applied ethics and introduces readers to an aspect of the religion long overlooked in the West. This collective effort sets forth the relationship between Islamic ethics and law, clearly revealing the complexity and richness of the Islamic tradition as well as its responsiveness to these controversial modern issues. The contributors analyze classical sources and survey the modern ethical landscape to identify guiding principles within Islamic ethical thought. Clarifying the importance of pragmatism in Islamic decision making, the contributors also offer case studies related to specialized topics, including wrongful birth claims, terrorist attacks, and brain death. The case studies elicit possible variations on common Muslim perspectives. The contributors situate Muslim ethics relative to Christian and secular accounts of the value of human life, exposing surprising similarities and differences. In an introductory overview of the volume, Jonathan E. Brockopp underscores the steady focus on God as the one who determines the value of human life, and hence as the final arbiter of Islamic ethics. A foreword by Gene Outka places the volume in the context of general ethical studies, and an afterword by A. Kevin Reinhart suggests some significant ramifications for comparative religious ethics.

Islamic Edicts Family Planning

Family Planning in the Legacy of Islam, Abdel Rahim Omran, United Nations Population Fund, 1992 Source URL: http://www.alislam.org/islamicedictsonfamilyplanning Links [1] http://www.al-islam.org/user/login?

Islamic Edicts Family Planning

This book is a compilation of rulings given by the Maraji' on issues related to family planning, like birth control, its various applications and procedures, and abortion. It also includes rulings by Sunni scholars on these topics.

Encyclopedia of Islam

Even though birth control and family planning programs have been inaugurated by many governments and ... the Legacy of Islam (London: Routledge, 1992); Robin Wright, The Last Great Revolution: Turmoil and Transformation in Iran (New ...

Encyclopedia of Islam

Explores the terms, concepts, personalities, historical events, and institutions that helped shape the history of this religion and the way it is practiced today.

Terrorist Minds From Social psychological Profiling To Assessing The Risk

Extremists even assert that contraception is a conspiracy of the West to reduce Muslim populations.137 In addition, according to Hasna's138 research, Muslim men collectively feel that family ... Family Planning in the Legacy of Islam.

Terrorist Minds  From Social psychological Profiling To Assessing The Risk

Terrorist Minds: From Social-Psychological Profiling to Assessing the Risk explores the process of terrorist behavioural analysis, from the social-psychological profiling of terrorists to the development of risk assessment tools. Most of the research for this book was conducted in cooperation with the Intelligence Department of the Israeli Prison Service via qualitative, in-depth interviews with leaders of terrorist organisations in Israeli prisons. Once social-psychological profiles were established, terrorist risk assessment tools were developed to allow for better observation and practical management of associated problems.This book fills the gaps in existing literature on the psychology of imprisoned terrorist group leaders through the analysis of individuals' social, professional and personal lives, as well as their attitudes and perceptions. The book also covers the practical aspects of risk assessment based on social-psychological profiling, and discusses relevant tools that have been developed in recent years. It aims to better inform counter-terrorism initiatives and policymaking, as well as improve methods of communication, counter-terrorism, and conflict resolution.

Islam and Social Policy

Family Planning in the Legacy of Islam . Cairo : United Nations Fund for Population Activities . al - Qasimi , Mujahid ul - Islam . 1978. “ Natural Family Planning in Islam " Jami Notes ( Deoband , Pakistan ) : 52–3 .

Islam and Social Policy

At a time when more nuanced understandings of Muslim countries and their legal and social practices are urgently needed in the West, the appearance of this collection is especially welcome. In these illuminating and accessible essays, the contributors explain how Islam sees itself in terms of social policy, how it treats women, and how it encourages charity, education, and general social welfare. The essays encompass many regional cultures and draw on court records and legal debates, field work on government ministries, and an extensive reading of Islamic law. In his overview of waqf (similar to the Western idea of a foundation, in which an endowment is set aside in perpetuity for specified purposes), Ahmad Dallal explains how charity, a central organizing principle in Islam, is itself organized and how waqf, traditionally a source of revenue for charitable purposes, can also become a source of tension and conflict. Donna Lee Bowen, in her essay on the position of women in Islamic law, points out the crucial differences between the Islamic principles of family equity and the Western notion of individual equality. In a subsequent essay, Bowen addresses the problems surrounding family planning and the dilemmas that have arisen within the Muslim world over differing ideas about birth control. The two final essays look at specific instances of how the modern state has treated Islamic social policy. Gail Richardson examines zakat, an Islamic tax used to assist the poor, and its administration in Pakistan. Carol Underwood, meanwhile, explores public health policy in Iran, both before and after the Islamic revolution that deposed the Shah. Addressing some of the most profound misunderstandings between Islamic and Western societies, Islam and Social Policy will be of vital interest not only to scholars and policymakers but to anyone concerned with Islam's critical place in the modern world.

Reproduction and Biopolitics

Family Planning Association of Pakistan (FPAP) 2004. ... A brief report: Family planning on the roof of the world, FAP-Northern Areas. ... Islami Miraz Meh Khandanee Mansoobah Bandee (Family Planning in the Legacy of Islam).

Reproduction and Biopolitics

The central theme of this volume is the notion of "irrational reproduction": the ways in which women’s and couples’ reproductive choices and practices are deemed "irrational" or "irresponsible" because they result in the "wrong number" of children. In a global context of declining fertility, population policies have shifted to a neoliberal register, which, despite local differences, includes both the deepening of economic and social inequalities and the intensification of rights discourses applied to the unborn. Inspired by Foucault’s theories on biopolitics and biopower and by a long tradition of feminist anthropological studies on reproduction, the ethnographically based papers collected in this volume address the following crucial questions: How does the notion of "irrational" reproduction emerge and play out in diverse socio-political contexts and what forms of subjectivities and resistance does it generate? How does the "threat" of too few or too many children, itself constructed through expert knowledge of statistics and political concerns over the size of different ethnic populations or classes, justify and support different biopolitical projects? And how do the increasing privatization of healthcare and the dismantling of welfare states affect reproductive practices and decisions on the ground in the global North and South? This book was originally published as a special issue of Anthropology and Medicine.

Women and Islam Social conditions obstacles and prospects

As these materials bring together representative positions of scholars from throughout the Muslim world , they furnish an important source for studies of religion and family planning . 11 In Family Planning and the Legacy of Islam ...

Women and Islam  Social conditions  obstacles and prospects

Offering writings in Middle East studies by renowned scholars and by the new generation of scholars of Islam and gender, this collection includes a wide variety of cases from Middle Eastern and Islamic societies. By including case-based articles, the collection highlights the clear links between concepts and theories and actual practices.

The Great Social Laboratory

Al-Majalla al-Tibiyya al-Misriyya 20 (July 1937): 55; translated in Omran, Family Planning in the Legacy of Islam, 250; reprinted in Wizarat al-awqaf, Mawqif al-islam min tanzim al-usra, 81–82. I have amended the translation where ...

The Great Social Laboratory

This book charts the development of the social sciences—anthropology, human geography, and demography—in colonial and postcolonial Egypt, exploring the broader significance of knowledge production and its relationship to colonialist and nationalist ideologies.

Islam and the Securitisation of Population Policies

fertility caused by large family preference, inadequate health and family planning services, and a large gap between ... Population and Religion: The Partition Legacy Islam and religio-ethnic separation were the raison d'être for ...

Islam and the Securitisation of Population Policies

There has been much scholarly debate on the politically disruptive capabilities of Islam and the threats to global security posed by or to Muslim states and societies, but within this dialogue there has been little recognition of the role of population policies in security issues. Katrina Riddell's study focuses specifically on Islam and the securitization of population policies and sustainability. Opening with a discussion of contemporary population discourses and their historical foundations, the book examines how population growth has become an international security issue. The author takes the examples of Pakistan and Iran to provide a nuanced understanding of Muslim states' interaction with global debates on sustainability. She also explores how Muslim and non-Muslim states, societies and agents perceive issues of population growth and control. Providing an innovative approach to the pursuit of global sustainability and security, this book presents useful material to scholars whose research focuses on Islam and the future.

Planning the Family in Egypt

He argued that women's education must have an Islamic content and be restricted to knowledge essential to manage the ... permissibility of family plan- ning in Islamic jurisprudence, for example, Family Planning in the Legacy of Islam ...

Planning the Family in Egypt

Publisher Fact Sheet This study of family planning programs in Egypt is a model for the study of social programs in developing countries.

Islamic Biomedical Ethics

Also , see an important study on the comprehensive sense of family planning , including population control , by Abdel Rahim Omran , Family Planning in the Legacy of Islam ( London : Routledge , 1992 ) . Also of significance are the ...

Islamic Biomedical Ethics

In search of principles of health care in Islam -- Health and suffering -- Beginning of life -- Terminating early life -- Death and dying -- Organ donation and cosmetic enhancement -- Recent developments -- Epilogue.

Encyclopedia of Birth Control

... contraceptives to help their citizens plan their families . See also EGYPT Further reading : Musallam , B. F. Sex and Society in Islam : Birth Control Before the Nineteenth Century . ... Family Planning in the Legacy of Islam .

Encyclopedia of Birth Control

Presents cross-referenced, alphabetically arranged entries on topics related to birth control, including advocates and inventors, legal issues and cases, methods, countries, medical issues, organizations, religion, the reproductive system, research, and special populations.

Rethinking Muslim Women and the Veil

53 Abdel Rahim Omran, Family Planning in the Legacy of Islam (London: Routledge, 1992), pp.206–208; See also, Basim Musallam, Sex and Society in Islam: Birth Control before the Nineteenth Century (New York: Cambridge University Press, ...

Rethinking Muslim Women and the Veil


Caring for Arab Patients

Family Planning in the Legacy of Islam. London; New York: Routledge; 1992. Al-Gallaf K, al-Wazzan H, al-Namash H et al. Ethnic differences in contraceptive use in Kuwait: a clinic-based study. Soc Sci Med 1995; 41 (7): 1023–31.

Caring for Arab Patients

This practical and patient-centred guide assists medical professionals in delivering better clinical care to Arab patients. In examining the psychosocial underpinnings of Arab medicine, this unique book summarises and assesses the latest research, taking into account the needs and priorities of Arab patients. Important issues covered include patient education, compliance, 'doctor shopping', and psychiatric and mental health services. The evidence-based approach integrates academic research and first-hand experience from the unique bicultural position of the contributors. "Caring for Arab Patients" is vital for all healthcare professionals, including doctors, nurses, pharmacists and occupational therapists with responsibilities for Arab patients, throughout the world. Students of medicine and nursing will find much of interest, as will healthcare managers, researchers, academics, policy makers and shapers.

Arab Family Studies

“Contraceptive Prevalence: The Influence of Organized Family Planning Programs. ... Gender and Equality in Muslim Family Law: Justice and Ethics in the Islamic Legal Process. ... Family Planning in the Legacy of Islam.

Arab Family Studies

Family remains the most powerful social idiom and one of the most powerful social structures throughout the Arab world. To engender love of nation among its citizens, national movements portray the nation as a family. To motivate loyalty, political leaders frame themselves as fathers, mothers, brothers, or sisters to their clients, parties, or the citizenry. To stimulate production, economic actors evoke the sense of duty and mutual commitment of family obligation. To sanctify their edicts, clerics wrap religion in the moralities of family and family in the moralities of religion. Social and political movements, from the most secular to the most religious, pull on the tender strings of family love to recruit and bind their members to each other. To call someone family is to offer them almost the highest possible intimacy, loyalty, rights, reciprocities, and dignity. In recognizing the significance of the concept of family, this state-of-the-art literature review captures the major theories, methods, and case studies carried out on Arab families over the past century. The book offers a country-by-country critical assessment of the available scholarship on Arab families. Sixteen chapters focus on specific countries or groups of countries; seven chapters offer examinations of the literature on key topical issues. Joseph’s volume provides an indispensable resource to researchers and students, and advances Arab family studies as a critical independent field of scholarship.

Islam in the Era of Globalization

The Muslim law-givers of the Middle Ages discussed methods of contraception at length, especially al-Ghazālī (AD 1058–1111), one of the most important ... 6Omran, Family planning in the legacy of Islam; Musallam, op. cit., 28, 37–8.

Islam in the Era of Globalization

Globalization, modernity and identity are fundamental issues in contemporary Islam and Islamic Studies. This collection of essays reflects the wide diversity that characterises contemporary Islamic Studies. The case studies cover regions stretching from China and Southeast Asia to diaspora communities in the Caribbean and Tajikistan. There is significant participation of intellectual voices from all areas concerned, providing a real contribution to the academic exchange between the Muslim and the Euro-American worlds.

Writing through the Visual and Virtual

... Sex and Society in Islam (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1983); Abdel Rahim Omran, Family Planning in the Legacy of Islam and his Family Planning for Health in Africa (Chapel Hill: Carolina Population Center/USAID, 1984). 8.

Writing through the Visual and Virtual

Writing Through the Visual and Virtual:Inscribing Language, Literature, and Culture in Francophone Africa and the Caribbean explores the various cultures of writing in Francophone Africa and the Caribbean, and their relation to literature, orality, language, the visual arts, film, and popular culture. It is an invaluable resource to Francophone and cultural studies alike.