“There’s no contradiction,” he says, but Aouragh didn’t always feel that way. One major reason why Muslim women believe they are required to cover much of their bodies and their hair is to guard against untoward or unwanted sexual advances — and thus preserve their chastity.
And while it is certainly not promoted by Islam, many Muslims who carry out female genital mutilation (FGM) believe that they are fulfilling a religious obligation, one meant to curb female sexual desire.
The Kingdom even even has its own popular brand of lingerie, Nayomi, which has several locations in Mecca.There was one minor detail missing from the stories, however: the shop is unlikely to open anytime soon — and the reason for that isn’t what you might expect.“I’m getting requests from all corners of the world who want to know about the story in Mecca, and I’m [telling reporters], ‘You don’t have your facts straight,” Abdelaziz Aouragh, who heads of El Asira, the company at the center of the controversy told Think Progress after several prominent newspapers carried the story.One woman, a fellow Egyptian, told her of a verse in the Qu’ran that says, “A fornicator does not marry except a [female] fornicator” — a reminder that Eltahawy hardly found encouraging.“The other women were just shocked into silence,” she recalls. Nobody.” That moment encapsulated just how pervasive the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy around sexual experiences is for unmarried Muslims — especially women.Islamic scholars have even engaged in detailed debates on the best methods to tend to pubic hair.These robust discussions around sexual practices and sexual hygiene are often overlooked by many Muslims, however.Still, Aouragh understands why the story, though faulty, drew so much interest.He says that a lot of people — including many Muslims — don’t understand the role of sexual pleasure within Islam.Join the hundreds of single Karnataka Muslims already online finding love and friendship with single Muslims in Sex! Meet thousands of single Muslims in Sex Chat with Mingle2's free Muslim personal ads and chat rooms.