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Family Planning in the Legacy of Islam - Abdel-Rahim Omran

Family Planning in the Legacy of Islam

By: Abdel-Rahim Omran (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st October 1992
ISBN: 9780415055413
Number Of Pages: 308
For Ages: 18 years old

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Family formation and spacing have been central concerns in Islam for the last fourteen hundred years. "Family Planning in the Legacy of Islam" is the result of a massive research project, gathering views from leading Islamic theologians and jurists from the seventh to the twentieth centuries. These views combine to provide a comprehensive survey of the Islamic attitude towards, and practice of, family planning. The work has been discussed and shaped at each stage by a committee of Islamic experts representing the majority of the Muslim countries.
This book provides the first comprehensive and objective analysis of Islamic jurisprudence as it relates to family planning, and it dispels many misconceptions. Abdel-Rahim Omran reveals that Islam has been endorsing contraception for fourteen hundred years, and examines the opinions of leading theologians, the teachings of the Quran and the Prophets, Sunnah (tradition) and the views of the nine Islamic schools of jurisprudence. He also examines family planning in the twentieth century with the increased pressures of population control, health care and rapid urbanization.
Published for the United Nations Population Fund

List of figures
List of tables
Introductionp. 1
A working definition of family planningp. 4
Prologue: Views of Sheikh Jadel Haq, the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, on family planningp. 6
The Islamic Context
Family and marriage in Islamp. 13
Parent and child: rights of one, obligations of the otherp. 27
The status of women in Islamp. 40
Family planning and the basic precepts of Islamp. 59
Family Planning in the Quran and the Sunnah
Sources of Islamic jurisprudencep. 73
The Quran and family planning including the question of multitudep. 85
The Sunnah and family planningp. 113
Family Planning in Islamic Jurisprudence
Family planning in Islamic jurisprudence (legal schools) from the seventh to the nineteenth centuryp. 145
Justifications for contraception in Islamic jurisprudencep. 168
Family planning in Islamic jurisprudence: the more problematical issuesp. 184
Islam and Family Planning in the Twentieth Century
Conferences and publications by jurists on Islam and family planningp. 201
Fatwas and opinions of other twentieth-century jurists on Islam and family planningp. 225
Epilogue: A poem on family planningp. 241
Appendix 1: A chronology of theologians cited in this bookp. 243
Appendix 2: Text of the fatwasp. 250
Notesp. 260
Bibliographyp. 267
Indexp. 276
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ISBN: 9780415055413
ISBN-10: 0415055415
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
For Ages: 18 years old
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 308
Published: 1st October 1992
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.61
Edition Number: 1