The Significance Of Women (Contd)

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The Prophet said that he was made to love women, nisa' - in Arabic, a plural word without a singular. He did not say imra'ah, which is "a woman" in Arabic. Thus it is not anonymous femaleness that he loves. The Prophet of Allah, when he tells of the things he was made to love, puts woman above man. He uses the word "thalath," feminine three, not "thalathah," masculine three, and yet in the same sentence there is the word tib – perfume, which is masculine. In Arabic grammar when it is said, for example, "Fatimah and Zayd came," the verb is in the masculine form. Thus the Prophet has purposefully and ungrammatically given precedence to the female over the male. In addition to the first loved one being feminine, third loved one, salat, is also (gramatically) feminine.

The pattern is repeated thus: Dhat (Essence) is feminine; Adam is masculine; Eve is feminine. It is the concept of trinity: man (masculine) is between two feminines. They are linked : Essence to man; man to woman; woman to Essence.

God is never seen immaterially; and the vision of Him in woman is the most perfect of all. - Muhyiddin Ibn 'Arabi

The Feminine - One of the universal polarities, have to do with the manifestation and form of the Divine; may also refer to the essential and psychological characteristics in the human domain.

The imprint of God is Woman. - Lee Lozowick, 'The Alchemy of Love and Sex'

"And among His signs is that He has created for you partners from among yourselves so that you may live in tranquility with them; and He has created love and mercy between you. Verily, in that are signs for those who reflect." - The Quran (30:21)

Jesus said to them, "When you make the two one, when you make the inner as the outer and the outer as the inner, and the above as the below, and when you make the male and female into a single one so that the male will be not male and female not be female ... and an image in the place of an image, then shall you enter the Kingdom." - The Gospel of Thomas (22:4-7)

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Story first published: Monday, April 21, 2008, 14:57 [IST]
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