By Umm Zakiyyah
Sex, intimacy, and love remain taboo topics in many Muslim circles today. Some believe such intimate subjects should not be discussed at all, and others see no need for restrictions being placed on either their discussion or practice.
Let’s Talk About Sex and Muslim Love is a collection of some of the most widely read essays and reflections written by Umm Zakiyyah, internationally acclaimed author of If I Should Speak and His Other Wife, as she directly confronts the taboo while offering a refreshing perspective that balances frank honesty with religious sensitivity. The essays include “Good Muslims Don’t Think About Sex,” “She Couldn’t Have Sex,” “Gay and Muslim?” and many others. The book tackles topics ranging from false modesty that leads to unnecessary sexual shame and the inability to enjoy or have sex even within the confines of marriage, to the conundrums of polygamy and divorce, as well as forbidden relationships and same-sex attraction.