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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     ORCID iD

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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.

Keywords: Birth Control. Indian Sufism. Urdu.

Lingua: en

Presentato: 13 Marzo 2015   Accettato: 11 Maggio 2016   Pubblicato: 30 Giugno 2016  

permalink: http://doi.org/10.14277/2385-3042/AnnOr-52-16-5

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