Teaching sexual teachings in childhood from the perspective of Ahl al-Bayt jurisprudence
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Sex education is an important part of sex training. This type of education aims to increase knowledge, awareness and improve the skills of trainees in their sexual affairs. Little efforts have been made to study sex education based on the jurisprudence of the Ahl al-Bayt (a) not to mention the lack of a comprehensive program to provide sex education, which confused parents and educators in communicating educational content to the audience in this field. Therefore, this study examines the rulings related to sex education from the perspective of the jurisprudence of the Ahl al-Bayt (a) in childhood. It has thus extracted the rulings based on rational arguments as well as general and specific doctrines extracted from the Qur'an and Sunnah. Teaching some sexual content to children is legitimate in terms of their age, gender, and physical and mental strength in the cognitive, emotional, and behavioral domains. Based on the above-mentioned reasoning method, this study concludes that teaching contents such as sexual identification, protection of the private parts and the exposure of the private parts to others, seeking permission, answering children's curiosities and sexual questions, as well as teaching speech and behavioral methods to protect them against sexual abuse during childhood is preferred.