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Title:Islam and Family Planning in Morocco
Author:Bowen, Donna L.
Year:1980
Periodical:Maghreb Review
Volume:5
Issue:1
Period:January-February
Pages:20-29
Language:English
Geographic term:Morocco
Subjects:Islam
family planning
Women's Issues
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
Religion and Witchcraft
Health and Nutrition
Abstract:Given the strong emphasis Islam places upon the family and the traditional roles assigned to husband and wife, there is widespread belief that Islam opposes family planning. Investigation of the traditional texts shows that on the contrary contraception was both discussed and sanctioned by Muslim authorities. The present paper analyses the positions put forward by contemporary Moroccan religious leaders, the 'ulama and the local religious authorities (fuqaha), delineating Islam's stance on contraceptive use. Notes.
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