Monday, January 05, 2009

On Women

Jalaluddin Rumi qs wrote:

The Prophet, to whose speech the whole world was enslave,
used to say,"Speak to me, O Aisha!"
The Prophet said that women dominate men of intellect
and Possessors of hearts,
but ignorant men dominate women,
For they are shackled by the ferocity of animals.
They have no kindness, gentleness, or love,
since animality dominates their nature.
Love and kindness are human attributes,
anger and sensuality belong to animals.
She is not your "sweatheart" - she is the radiance of God!

Excerpt from:
Syaikh Muhammad Hisyam Kabbani Q, "Classical Islam and the Naqshbandi Sufi Tradition", Acknowledgement, p. xvii.



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