IS THE TABOO OF FEMALE SEXUALITY THE SOLE REASON FOR THE CONTINUATION OF FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION IN EGYPT?

al-Afkar, Journal for Islamic Studies

View Publication Info
 
 
Field Value
 
Title IS THE TABOO OF FEMALE SEXUALITY THE SOLE REASON FOR THE CONTINUATION OF FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION IN EGYPT?
 
Creator Stew, Tabi
 
Description As the first conviction of FGM in the U.K. proves, female genital mutilation is a ‘harmful cultural practice’ that persists across the world. Egypt has one of the highest rates of FGM in the world. Based on a variety of different studies and questionnaires undertaken in doctors’ surgeries and hospitals across the country, three clear reasons are given for the continuation of the practice. These are the belief that it is decreed by Islam, that it is a tradition and to preserve young women’s chastity as it would reduce their sexual desire. The overarching theme of these justifications is the fear and control of female sexuality, given the teachings of modesty in the Qur’an and the importance of chastity in order to obtain a good marriage in Egyptian society. However, the Qur’an does not condone female genital mutilation or mention it. Additionally, the Qur’an promotes sexual fulfilment and positivity within the confines of marriage for both men and women which directly conflicts with the consequences of FGM. The importance of honour and the preservation of chastity in Egyptian society continues to prevail in modern Egyptian society, and medicalisation legitimises the practice among the educated elite. However, this work hopes to prove that certain interpretations of certain aspects of the Qur’an and the hadith and Sunnah have led to the need to control female sexuality, and these beliefs are intertwined with tradition and result in the continuation of female genital mutilation in Egypt.
 
Publisher STAI DR. KHEZ. Muttaqien Purwakarta bekerjasmaa dengan Fakultas Agama Islam Universitas Wiralodra, dan Asosiasi Dosen DPK UIN Sunan Gunung Djati Bandung
 
Date 2019-07-21
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
Peer-reviewed Article
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier https://al-afkar.com/index.php/Afkar_Journal/article/view/55
10.31943/afkar_journal.v4i1.55
 
Source al-Afkar, Journal For Islamic Studies; Vol 2 No 2, July (2019): Al-Afkar: Journal for Islamic Studies; 169-193
2614-4905
2614-4883
10.31943/afkar_journal.v4i1
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://al-afkar.com/index.php/Afkar_Journal/article/view/55/53
10.31943/afkar_journal.v4i1.55.g53
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2019 al-Afkar, Journal For Islamic Studies
 

Contact Us

The PKP Index is an initiative of the Public Knowledge Project.

For PKP Publishing Services please use the PKP|PS contact form.

For support with PKP software we encourage users to consult our wiki for documentation and search our support forums.

For any other correspondence feel free to contact us using the PKP contact form.

Find Us

Twitter

Copyright © 2015-2018 Simon Fraser University Library