A Muslim woman recently published a book titled, 'The Muslimah Sex Manual: A Halal Guide to Mind Blowing Sex,' offering intimate sexual advice to Muslim couples.
The book is considered to be the first of its kind written under an alias name - Umm Muladhat - as the author prefers to remain anonymous.
"Initially, I thought my real name would add credibility, but it’s a sensitive topic," said Muladhat, according to The Guardian.
"Whether it’s ethnicity, socioeconomic status or religiosity, people who want to attack the book will invariably do so by attacking the author. By separating my real self from the book, people are forced to deal with the content."
Different chapters of the book tackle various themes including sexual positions, a couple's first time, kissing and BDSM.
On kissing: an excerpt from the book
"Explore your husband’s body. Put your arms around his neck. Touch his arms. Run your hands down his back or chest. Run your fingers through his hair and massage his scalp. His body is exclusively yours for the rest of your marriage! Explore the goods!" Muladhat writes.
Where did the idea of the book come from?
The idea of the book was sparked following confessions made by a newlywed to the author, revealing the details of her disastrous sex life.
Muladhat wanted to give Muslim women an intimate guide to sex that isn't available to them through other means - namely their mothers - considering that it's still a taboo to talk about sexuality; mainly women's sexuality.
"I put an emphasis on having sex only with your spouse, but having the full range of sexual experiences with that spouse," Muladhat told The Guardian.
"Islamically, there's an emphasis on enjoying physical relationships within the context of marriage, not just for procreation. It is the wife's right that her husband satisfy her sexually."
Naturally, Muladhat received a lot of backlash for writing such a book, with many accusing her of "fetishising Muslim women and encouraging promiscuity."