She wears a veil, but Widad Lootah counsels openly on sexual relations, which she says are still the source of shame and disgrace in the Arab world. Her work is welcomed by many, but some have called her immoral, or even a traitor and indian boy anal for Israel and America.
Emirati "love guru" Widad Lootah calls on Muslim and Arab women everywhere to "embrace love and love making. She is an ultra-conservative Muslim who wears the full veil and talks a lot about sex, often quoting the Muslim holy book the Koran.
On the sex of Valentine's day, Lootah is calling on Muslim and Arab women everywhere to "embrace love and love making. Enjoy it, you're supposed to," she said in an interview with AFP, adding that she is trying to break common misconceptions that sex in Islam is only about conceiving children. Dressed in a shroud of black revealing only gorilla strippers eyes -- a choice, she says, that allows her to emulate the Muslim prophet's wives -- Lootah was frank and explicit about the importance Islam places on a healthy sex life.
Lootah noted that her 11 years as a marriage counsellor at the Dubai courthouse made her realise that "what happens or doesn't happen in bed" veiled the main source of marital problems in the United Arab Emirates. Public, and in many cases private, discussions about sex are still taboo in much of the conservative Muslim world, a veiled she says contradicts Islam's approach to the subject.
There are only two simple rules for sex in Islam: