Sexual and reproductive rights from qur'anic perspective: A quantitative content analysis

Janghorban, R. and Roudsari, R. L. and Taghipour, A. and Abbasi, M. (2015) Sexual and reproductive rights from qur'anic perspective: A quantitative content analysis. Asian Social Science, 11 (3). pp. 182-187.

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The Qur'an, as the primary and main source of Islamic rules, provides a rich variety of human rights including women’s rights. These rules are not static; they are dynamic and flexible in character. The flexibility of the rules in Islam is intentional, as Islam was revealed for all people and for all millennia. It is an essential aspect of Qur'anic philosophy. Consequently, its jurisprudence must be capable of responding to widely diverse needs and problems. To understand the Islamic stance on sexual and reproductive health rights, it is necessary to search the verses of the Qur'an more carefully. This study has provided an understanding of women’s sexual and reproductive rights in Qur'an from a human rights perspective. This study was conducted using quantitative content analysis of all verses of the Qur'an. After creating a coding scheme of Qur'an's verses, four categories related to the main areas of women’s sexual and reproductive rights including sexual relationships, reproductive choice, prohibition of violence against women, and gender equity were determined and their presence and frequency were identified. The MAXqda software, version 2007, was used for organizing and managing the data. Descriptive analysis was used to summarize and describe data. More than 30 surahs and 93 verses of the Qur'an had various concepts in relation to sexual and reproductive rights. In general, concepts related to the women’s sexual and reproductive rights have been appeared 98 times in the Qur’an. The most frequently reported categories were related to sexual relationships (31 times) and reproductive choice (27 times) and the least reported one was prohibition of violence against women (16 times). This study showed that the concepts related to sexual and reproductive rights have extensively appeared in the Qur'an. Based on Qur'anic perspective, women in addition to autonomy have reproductive and sexual rights in order to actualize of their human capacity. © Canadian Center of Science and Education.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Export Date: 16 February 2020 Correspondence Address: Roudsari, R.L.; Research Centre for Patient Safety, Department of Midwifery, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Ebne-Sina Street, Iran
Uncontrolled Keywords: Qur’an Reproductive rights Sexual rights
Subjects: WP Gynecology
WZ History of Medicine
Divisions: Mashhad University of Medical Sciences
Depositing User: mr lib5 lib5
Date Deposited: 13 May 2020 06:11
Last Modified: 13 May 2020 06:11

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