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Divine Sanction and Human Intervention

The Issue of Birth-control and Family-planning in the Light of a Twentieth Century Urdū Treatise by an Indian Sufi Shaikh

Thomas Dähnhardt    Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    

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abstract

Some aspects concerning the controversial issue of birth-control and family planning as described and prescribed by Muslim authorities are yet to be investigated. A short treatise by a twentieth century traditional Muslim scholar and Sufi master provides the opportunity to address this topic, exploring the ways traditional authorities in the past and present have outlined the clues for providing an orthodox yet surprisingly accommodating answer vis-à-vis a topic of utmost actuality in contemporary society.

Pubblicato
30 Giugno 2016
Accettato
11 Maggio 2016
Presentato
13 Marzo 2015
Lingua
EN

Keywords: UrduIndian SufismBirth Control

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