Episode 1: Is it haraam to talk About sex?Sex and sexuality - especially female - is often misunderstood in the community, but before we can discuss that we need to clear the air: Is it Haraam to talk about sex?Click To Tweet
Episode 2: Do women even need sex?
Do women ever need sex? You'd be surprised how NOT obvious the answer to this question may seem in the Muslim community. Click To Tweet
Episode 3: Are Muslim women becoming hyper-sexual?
Are Muslim women with sexual demands being negatively influenced by life in a Western, post-sexual revolution society? Not at all.Allah made both men and women sexual, and the recognition of a Muslim woman's sexual needs is a part of the religion even if it seems missing from the culture.Click To Tweet
Episode 4: Myth: Are men sexual and women emotional?
We often hear that men think about sex way more than women, but is that true? And if it's not true, then what effect does this belief have on Muslim couples?Click To Tweet
Episode 5: Myth: Male Sexual Entitlement vs. Female Sexual Guilt
Everyone knows that sex in marriage is halal, so why do so many Muslim women struggle with it? From reluctance to guilt, and even shame –Muslim women often carry baggage from cultural teachings related to sexual shame, even when there is nothing to be ashamed of.Click To Tweet
Episode 6: Myth: Is it Taboo to Talk About Sex?
Is talking about sex a taboo in Islam? Religiously, not at all. Culturally though, that’s a different story.
Episode 7: Islamic Modesty vs. Muslim Shame
Muslims who discuss sex are sometimes met with a call to shame, but if modesty is observed, then is there any cause for such shame? It all boils down to what shame really is, and how it differs from modesty not only in our lives, but also in the lifetime of the Prophet himself ﷺ.
Episode 8: Female Orgasm
Have you ever heard the myth that women only need to orgasm every 3-5 years, if at all? If you heard it packaged as “Islamic” advice, then you’re not the only one. Cultural myths sometimes make their way into mainstream Muslim culture disguised as wisdom, only to create problems for men, women, and marriages across the board.
Watch this space for new videos every Tuesday, InshaAllah, with upcoming questions answered by Shaykh Abdul Nasir Jangda, Dr. Basheer Ahmad and Dr. Usman Mughni.
Ustadha Saba Syed holds a BA degree in Islamic Studies and Ijaazah in Quranic Hafs recitation in Egypt from Shaikh Muhammad al-Hamazawi. She works to empower Muslim women through the correct and untainted teachings of Islam, and is a pastoral counselor for marriage, family, women and youth issues.
Shaykh Nasir Jangda is the founder and director of Qalam Institute. He is a hafiz and specialist in Sīrah & Hanafi Fiqh with a Bachelor’s from Jamia Binoria, a Master’s in Arabic from Karachi University, and a Master’s in Islamic Studies from the University of Sindh.
Dr. Basheer Ahmad is a Board Certified Psychiatrist with 18 years of teaching experience at various medical schools. He began his career at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York as a Psychiatrist in 1971, and has been in active practice since. He is also the Chairman of MCC Human Services in North Texas.
Dr. Usman Mughni is a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist with experience providing counseling to individuals, couples, and families at Northern Illinois University’s Family Therapy Clinic, as well individuals, couples, and families struggling with chemical dependency and mental health diagnoses.
Zeba Khan is the Director of Development for MuslimMatters.org, as well as a writer and public speaker.
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