A message to Muslim teens on 50 Shades

As I consider myself to be a person of faith, I’m often interested in how other people apply their beliefs to sex. I recently read a post by a Muslim writer and mother who says:

I cannot discuss all the points in the book thoroughly in just one article. However, to highlight some major issues, I want to tell my dear teenage daughters…

My only caveat on this article is that the author criticises a particular practice that labels itself “Christian” in the Christianity sense. Her criticism of the practice is justifiable in my view, though it seems strange to me that her single reference to a religion other than her own picks this out – particularly when a great many Christians, including me, would describe the practice as anything but Christian. [Edit: you can read her response to this below]

That said, what she makes a number of excellent and concise points. You can read them here: What Muslim teens need to know

Did you find this post by clicking on a pingback on the MuslimMatters site? You might be interested in this review of the film of 50 Shades of Grey from a Christian(ity) angle.

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2 thoughts on “A message to Muslim teens on 50 Shades

  1. Hi,
    I am the author of the article you shared. Firstly, I want to thank you for showing your support. I just wanted to clarify that my intention was never to criticize Christianity. I am a Muslim and I respect Christianity. It just happens so that this group, Christian Domestic Discipline, came in light after the book was released and received a lot of attention as their practices are similar to BDSM. And they call themselves Christian group though I don’t think their practice resemble Christianity.
    Nevertheless, it is their name and I couldn’t change their name.


    1. Hi Saba,
      Thank you for taking the time to comment and for making that clear. I didn’t think it likely that you were gunning for Christianity in general (from what I’ve now read of your posts, you strike me as someone who would make their criticism clear) but – my goodness! – reading the phrase CDD jarred with me hugely and there weren’t caveats near it that would mitigate potential misconceptions about what I believe in. That said, I think you’ve written a fabulous piece of writing and I was encouraged to read it.

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