Another book banning by Islamists. There are lots of examples of censorship lately, click here, here, here, here, and here to name a few.
Fierce controversy has
erupted in the Emirates over a book about the secrets of sex
within marriage written by Wedad Lootah, a female lawyer who
works on matrimonial cases at the court in Dubai.
The book which came out about a month ago, includes several
chapters on marriage within Islam, Islamic law on the issues of
co-habiting and sex, and possible solutions to sexual problems.
Arab News reports that it is mainly men who are against the
book, maintaining that issues of this nature should not be
discussed publicly. Some of the detractors have even gone so far
as to accuse the author of being an infidel and sinner for
writing the book. Supporters however say that there is a great
need for published information on the issues and that until know
Arab society has not wanted to recognize problems arising from
ignorance in sexual matters.
Lootah, who wears the Muslim veil, does not seem too
surprised by the criticisms, and maintains that she based the
book on Islamic sources, stressing that it was even approved by
the mufti of Dubai.
The book was suggested by her own six years of experience
working on divorce cases, and from the knowledge that many of
these cases come about because of a lack of preparation for
couples in the matter. (ANSAmed).