Control and Sexuality: The Revival of Zina Laws in Muslim Contexts

This book explores the historical and present-day cultural, socio-political and legal motives and contexts that have caused the revival of zina laws and reveals how zina laws, which were once obsolete and rarely applied in Muslim contexts, have now been brought back to maintain and assert control over men and women’s sexuality. It also documents civil society’s resistance to the revival of zina laws, as these strategies and actions represent an invaluable legacy for all societies affected by similar challenges.