Di Ajeng Laily Hidayati


Prostitute as a profession has long been chosen by a minority of social actors among society in general. People perceive this profession as bad and disgusting. In spite of numerous efforts to eradicate it, prostitution as a profession keeps growing in number, size and modus operandi. Thus, the aim of this paper is to uncover the practice of prostitution thru a number of viewpoints, especially from the Islamic perspective. Results from data analysis suggest that Islam has several unique models in case of eradicating prostitution as prostitution relates to a host of other social problems. A combination of hard and gentle modes disciplining and is keyword to understand actions taken by Prophet Muhammad regarding prostitution in society.

Keywords: Prostitution, Islam, Hadith and Social Pathology.

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