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Gervais, S. J., Vescio, T. K., Förster, J., Maass, A. and Suitner, C. (2012). “Seeing women as objects: The sexual body part recognition bias”. Eur. J. Soc. Psychol., 42: 743–753. Click here to access or download. Abstract Objectification theory suggests that the bodies of women are sometimes reduced to their sexual body parts. As well, an extensive […]
*Khalwat: Man and woman who are not immediate relative (mahram) being together in private The Prophet has said “No person should be alone with a woman except when there is a Mahram with her.” (Narrated by Al-Bukhari and Muslim) “Behold! A man is not alone with a woman but the third of them is Satan.” […]
This is an article published in Jurnal Dakwah (Pergas) in December 2012 edition. To access and download, click here. For original copy, contact Pergas at www.pergas.org.sg Abstract There is a growing global acceptance of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual people, collectively called by its acronym: LGBT. Opposition towards this group is considered as undemocratic and against […]
To access or download, please click here. Note: The opinion in the article belongs to the author and may not represent mine. Olivier Roy (2013): “Secularism and Islam: The Theological Predicament”, The International Spectator: Italian Journal of International Affairs, 48:1, 5-19 Abstract Does the integration of Islam in Europe presuppose a prior ‘religious reformation’ that would make Islam […]
Chen-Bo Zhong and Katie Liljenquist, “Washing Away Your Sins: Threatened Morality and Physical Cleansing”, Science, New Series, Vol. 313, No. 5792 (Sep. 8, 2006), pp. 1451-1452. To access or download, please click here. Abstract Physical cleansing has been a focal element in religious ceremonies for thousands of years. The prevalence of this practice suggests a psychological […]
Uriya Shavit, “The Wasati and Salafi Approaches to the Religious Law of Muslim Minorities”, Islamic Law and Society, 19 (2012), 416-457. To access or download, please click here. Abstract The article explores the evolution of competing approaches to the religious law of Muslim minorities (fiqh al-aqalliyyāt al-muslima): the wasaṭī and the salafī. Both approaches are grounded in […]