AIDS: The Role of Islamic Sexual Rules in Prevention

  • Abdulwahab A Noorwali Department of Chemical Pathology, College of Medicine and Allied Sciences, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
  • Anwar A.R. Elawad Department of Microbiology, College of Medicine and Allied Sciences, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Keywords: AIDS, Public Health, Sex, Ethics

Abstract

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5915/19-2-13047

The spread of "Fahisah" that is adultery and homosexuality in a society, results in a high incidence of serious sexually-transmitted diseases. In addition, they may lead to the spread of new epidemic diseases such as AIDS. These facts have all been mentioned in a "Hadith" by Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

"... Whenever adultery and homosexuality appear in a society and people make them public (and become acceptable), plauge and other diseases which were previously not known to their predecessors will appear and spread among them ..."

For prevention against these diseases, Islam has laid down clear measures; encouraging youth to get married and prohibiting the sexual practices of adultery and homosexuality.

Author Biographies

Abdulwahab A Noorwali, Department of Chemical Pathology, College of Medicine and Allied Sciences, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Department of Chemical Pathology, College of Medicine and Allied Sciences, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Anwar A.R. Elawad, Department of Microbiology, College of Medicine and Allied Sciences, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Department of Microbiology, College of Medicine and Allied Sciences, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Published
1987-07-01
Section
Islamic Perspectives